In a piece of good news for anyone looking for accounting jobs in London and elsewhere around the UK, professional services firm Deloitte has announced that it will be expanding its consulting practice in the country by 40 per cent come 2027, adding around 11,000 employees to its workforce.
This new recruitment drive has been launched in response to a hike in demand for businesses all over the UK for quality expertise and experience in a range of different disciplines, including digital architects, cloud and sustainability, digital transformation, cloud and machine learning engineers, data scientists and app and web designers.
It’s expected that approximately 1,000 of the new roles will be in the north of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as part of expansion plans into these regions. The north-west practice, for example, has already doubled in size in the 2022 financial year and recently announced plans for a new office in Salford next year.
Diversity and inclusion are top priorities for the company as well, it would seem, with women making up 41 per cent of experienced consulting hires in 2022, up from the 35 per cent the year before. Furthermore, 47 per cent of experienced hires were from ethnic minority backgrounds, up from the 28 per cent in 2021.
Anne-Marie Malley, UK managing partner for consulting at Deloitte, said: “Whether it’s adopting new technology, implementing sustainability initiatives or undergoing large-scale digital transformation projects, our people help businesses and leaders up and down the UK deliver the best possible outcomes for their organisations.
“We are committed to creating thousands of new jobs in the UK to support our clients across a raft of industries and subsectors, with at least a third of new hires coming from outside of London. We will continue to identify and invest in the UK’s best and brightest talent to solve our clients’ biggest challenges.”
She went on to say that Deloitte is consistently recognised as one of the top consulting service providers in the world and various new measures have been introduced across the firm in the last year, including a differentiated hybrid working model and a policy on flexible public holidays, with the aim being to create a more inclusive working environment.
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