Accenture aims to create 3,000 technology jobs across UK

02 December 2021 2 min. read
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Accenture has released plans to create 3,000 new technology roles in the UK by 2025. Half of the jobs are set to be stationed outside London, as the firm looks to bolster its regional wings.

Commenting on the news, Simon Eaves, CEO for Accenture in the UK & Ireland, said, “The UK economy is rebounding swiftly following the pandemic and we are seeing strong demand from clients seeking to capitalise on this growth opportunity. We are committed to growing our footprint across the UK which is why I am particularly excited about our plans across Scotland and northern England where we see some of the best technology talent in the country.”

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. It supports clients across more than 40 industries, offering strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations services. The New York listed company employs more than 11,000 staff across the UK.

Accenture aims to create 3,000 technology jobs across UK

The firm’s plans to boost its UK workforce by 3,000 over the next three years are driven by increased client demand for services in platforms, cloud engineering, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations. The jobs will not only be based in its London practice, either, and half will be spread through expanding presences in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Shaheen Sayed, Technology lead for Accenture in the UK & Ireland, added, “This announcement underlines Accenture’s important place in the UK’s technology ecosystem and our commitment to the country’s skills agenda. The pandemic showed how technology underpins so much of the powerful transformation that our clients are undertaking. I’m hugely excited to welcome future generations of talent to our team during a fantastic time to work in technology as it redefines how we live and work.”

Accenture’s investment in digital skills across the UK has been praised by the Government since the announcement. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said Accenture’s expansion will provide “the kind of digitally focused, high-skilled jobs that will help level up economic growth across the whole of the UK,” while Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries remarked the investment was “testament to the UK's global reputation for innovation and talent,” while helping open up new opportunities across the country.

On top of growing the firm organically, the announcement continues Accenture’s investment in the UK following six acquisitions made earlier this year. These featured cloud and digital transformation consultancy Infinity Works and SAP partner Edenhouse, leadership and talent consultancy Cirrus, retail technology and supply chain consultancy REPL Group, management consultancy BCS Consulting and innovation strategy firm Founders Intelligence.