MANCHESTER; 3rd April 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will hire 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 program.
These roles 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
“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,” said Olly Benzecry, Accenture’s country managing director in the UK & Ireland. “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 26million hard-working people and taking over 3million 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 program 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.