ONE of the world's biggest technology and outsourcing companies is creating jobs and apprenticeships in the North-East.
Accenture needs 90 people to fill skilled technology positions in its Newcastle centre. The firm is looking for applicants with advanced digital skills to fill 40 of the Newcastle roles. These new positions specialise in digital technologies across mobility, analytics, cloud, Java and e-commerce.
The jobs, at all levels, will support Accenture’s application and infrastructure services. They are part of a broader UK-wide recruitment drive to fill more than 2,000 positions within Accenture’s workforce this year, spanning the firm's technology, strategy, digital and industry sectors.
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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 £3m 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 going through an exciting period of growth in Newcastle, fuelled by increased client demand including more investment in digital technologies,” said Bob Paton, managing director at Accenture’s Newcastle Delivery Centre.
“This means that the people we recruit, from apprentices to experienced consultants, have the opportunity to grow their careers at one of the UK’s leading digital companies.”
The Newcastle facility at the Cobalt Business Park, which employs 340, is part of Accenture’s global network which offer technology support to clients around the world.
centre has expanded in recent years and has already bolstered its workforce by launching an apprenticeship programme in 2012.
Accenture has been in the North-East for more than 16 years and was based at the Fleming Business Centre in Jesmond before moving to North Tyneside. The global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with about 289,000 staff serving clients in more than 120 countries.