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December 17, 2014

Accenture to hire 1,600 people in the UK

450 of the roles on offer focus specifically on technology and digital skills.

By Ellie Burns

Accenture will hire approximately 1,600 people into its UK workforce by the end of its fiscal year, Aug. 31, 2015.

Spanning a wide range of skills and capabilities, the roles offer opportunities for candidates from experienced executives to entry level, including apprentices and graduates.

Accenture are looking to fill 450 positions specifically in the technology and digital skills area, focusing on key areas such as information architecture, analytics, mobility, eCommerce and digital marketing.

The company is also looking to hire those who have industry expertise across areas including Financial Services, Retail, Communications, Media & Entertainment and Energy, for more than 350 sector-specific roles.

Graduates are also being sought for entry level positions, in addition to roles being offered in Accenture Operations and corporate roles like Finance, Human Resources and Marketing & Communications.

These positions will be based at Accenture’s locations throughout the UK, including London, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Prime Minister David Cameron praised Accenture’s recruitment drive saying:

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"Backing business to create jobs is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a brighter future for Britain. Accenture’s plan to create hundreds of jobs across the country is great news and will mean financial security for more hardworking people."

"We are looking for skilled individuals with the drive to excel in a dynamic and fast moving environment," said Olly Benzecry, Accenture’s country managing director in the UK & Ireland.

"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. In return, we are offering people a clear, flexible career path alongside world-class training and professional development opportunities."

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