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Accenture to create North East roles in 3000-job UK expansion

A global professional services firm has revealed plans to create 3000 technology jobs – with a significant number earmarked for the North East.

Accenture will boost its Newcastle office as part of a wider recruitment strategy over the next three years.

Officials say half the roles will be based outside London – expanding the company’s presence in the North East, as well as Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh – and add to an existing 11,000-strong UK team.

They say the new roles are driven by a rise in demand for services across areas such as cloud engineering, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations.

Allan King, Accenture’s head of North East operations [pictured below], added: “Newcastle has always been a key region for us when it comes to nurturing talent, particularly through our apprenticeship programme.

“We’re proud our Newcastle operations are set to play an important role within Accenture’s ambitious growth plans across the North.

 

 

“The role of technology has skyrocketed, especially since the pandemic, and we’re excited to see how the next few years will unfold.”

Simon Eaves, market unit lead for Accenture in the UK and Ireland, added: “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.”

The announcement follows a number of acquisitions earlier this year, which saw Accenture take on, among others, cloud and digital transformation consultancy Infinity Works, SAP partner Edenhouse and talent consultancy Cirrus.