Accenture is reportedly conducting a hiring spree to create 3000 jobs in the upcoming three years to build on the rising demand for services like cybersecurity, cloud engineering and data intelligence from various clients.
As per speculations, the sudden augmentation is deliberately due to resurging demand for skills like quantum computing and AI mainly in Glasgow and Edinburgh, since these firms are planning to fasten the digital transformation.
Michelle Hawkins, Managing Director of Accenture Scotland mentioned that the new funding will provide a chance to spread the company’s roots in Scotland through encouraging job availability across the UK.
Hawkins quoted that by making high-value jobs available in data analytics and cloud, Scotland’s reputation, as a hub of digital transformation and technology innovation, will augment.
Furthermore, Michelle stated that the global pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in people’s lives and economy and how it navigates competitiveness and change.
Reportedly, amongst the new generated roles, half of them will be posted outside London adding to the existing employee list of 11,000.
By building expertise outside London, specifically in Scotland, experts in the region will be offered plethora of opportunities which will support economies worldwide and make talent accessible from anywhere without facing the hassle of relocation, Hawkins added.
Simon Eaves, Market unit lead UK & Ireland, Accenture, describes that the economy of the UK is getting back in the game swiftly after the pandemic and clients have expressed dire need to take advantage of the growth opportunities.
An Irish-origin multinational professional service firm, Accenture masters in provision of IT services and consulting. The Fortune Global 500 company provides employment to 569,000 employees as of figures calculated in 2020. It has its workforce spread across US, India, Philippines and its current clients include 91 of the Fortune Global 100 and almost three quarters of Fortune Global 500.