How Will Accenture’s 3,000 New Jobs Affect the UK Tech Skills Shortage? | In the News

UK politicians have welcomed IT services giant Accenture’s plan to create 3,000 new jobs in the UK by 2024 as a boost to the UK’s digital sector. The UK is undergoing an “unprecedented” tech skills shortage, however, and some argue that IT services providers add to the scarcity of tech skills by hoovering up talent. But others say Accenture’s investment in skills will improve the career prospects of UK tech workers and help diversify the country’s skills base beyond London.

The move is a continuation of the new growth and organizational model that Accenture adopted last year, says Nitish Mittal, Partner at Everest Group.

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