Infrastructure services and Software as a Service (SaaS) expertise will be in high demand.
Global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, Accenture, has committed to hiring 2,000 people into its UK workforce this year.
Based on supply and demand the new roles span a wide range of skills and capabilities and offer opportunities for candidates from experienced executives to entry-level recruits for its graduate programme.
These jobs will be based throughout the UK, including in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. In particular, Accenture is seeking experienced professionals including:
– Infrastructure services and Software as a Service (SaaS) experience – to fill more than 750 positions in Accenture Technology
– Industry expertise, particularly in Retail, Banking and Capital Markets – for more than 300 roles aligned with these sectors
– Operational and IT strategy expertise – for more than 100 consultant positions in Accenture Strategy
– Digital skills – to fill approximately 100 positions in Accenture Digital at all levels across mobility, analytics and digital marketing
Olly Benzecry, Accenture’s country MD in the UK & Ireland, said: "We are searching for highly motivated, skilled individuals who share our passion for how major UK businesses can transform themselves by harnessing the power of technology – particularly emerging digital technologies – to drive business strategy.
"These roles will offer unparalleled opportunities in an environment that supports the professional growth of our employees and enhances their ability to deliver high performance to our clients."
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The creation of these jobs at Accenture is even more good news for the British economy in a week where we are cutting tax for 26 million hard-working people and taking over 3 million out of income tax altogether. These jobs are among 10,000 that have been announced today – jobs that will give people financial security for the future."
Accenture is also hiring into its Newcastle Apprentice scheme. Launched in 2012, the programme enables school leavers to earn a salary while developing expert IT skills. As part of their apprenticeship, they work toward achieving a Higher Apprenticeship for IT, a Level 4 BTEC Diploma and a Foundation Degree. Those apprentices who perform well and complete the program will be offered full-time jobs with Accenture.