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Accenture to create 3,000 new UK tech jobs over next three years



Edinburgh and Glasgow feature strongly in Accenture’s plans to boost its UK workforce by 3,000 new roles over the next three years.

With moves in place to expand its Edinburgh office and open new premises in Glasgow, the professional services firm will be looking for new people in data intelligence, cloud computing and cyber security, with a particular focus on financial services.

Michelle Hawkins, managing director for Accenture Scotland, said: “This investment to create more jobs across the UK is an opportunity to grow our footprint in Scotland.

“The pandemic has emphasised the role that technology plays in our economy and how it not only drives change, but also competitiveness.

“It has also demonstrated that talent can be accessed anywhere. By building our expertise here in Scotland we envisage a greater role for Scottish skills supporting companies and economies oversees, without the need for them to relocate.”

Half of the new roles announced by Accenture will be based outside London, adding to its existing workforce of approximately 11,000.

Making the announcement, Simon Eaves, market unit lead for Accenture in the UK & Ireland, said that the new roles are being driven by increased client demand for services in platforms, cloud engineering, cyber security, data and intelligent operations.

“The UK economy is rebounding swiftly following the pandemic and we are seeing strong demand from clients seeking to capitalise on this growth opportunity,” he stated.

“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.”

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