Accenture will hire around 1,600 people in the UK next year, allocating more than 550 positions to roles involving technology, digital skills, IT consultancy and operational expertise as part of a push to get more iT savvy staff in its workforce.
The new positions will be based in London, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Accenture will hire people with established expertise, but will also seek graduates for entry-level positions and to fill a range of corporate roles.
Prime minister David Cameron welcomed the move. "Backing business to create jobs is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a brighter future for Britain," he said.
"Accenture's plan to create hundreds of jobs across the country is great news and will mean financial security for more hardworking people."
Accenture will also hire 60 apprentices in Newcastle, Newbury and Warwick as part of the company's Technology Apprenticeship programme that pays school leavers a salary while they develop IT skills.
The three-year apprenticeships were launched in 2012 to give young people the chance to achieve a Higher Apprenticeship for IT, a Level 4 BTEC Diploma and a Foundation Degree. Apprentices who impress Accenture will be offered full-time positions.
Olly Benzecry, Accenture's country managing director in the UK & Ireland, outlined the company's expectations for its future hires.
"We are looking for skilled individuals with the drive to excel in a dynamic and fast moving environment," he said.
"Above all, they must share our commitment to client service as we continue to help companies across industries transform themselves for success in the new digital landscape."
Accenture's move is indicative of the growth being seen in the UK's technology industry, but the firm may struggle to fill some of those 1,600 positions, particularly those requiring digital skills.
The short supply of IT and digital skills in the UK has created a gap between the jobs the technology industry is looking to offer and the people needed to fill them.
However, for those with the appropriate IT skills, such a gap provides an opportunity for skilled individuals to secure a covetable position in the technology industry.
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