Infosys commits to hire 1,000 people in UK in next three years
Infosys said that it intends to recruit 1,000 people in the UK over the next three years as part of its commitment to support the country’s economic recovery and growth.
The Indian IT services provider said that the new recruits will be engaged in the cutting edge of innovation in the digital space. The employees will work on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data and analytics, enterprise services, and open source technologies to support large organizations handle their digital journeys.
Boris Johnson – UK Prime Minister said: “This investment from Infosys is a vote of confidence in the UK and its technology sector and will help that sector scale new heights – creating the jobs of the future. We need more firms like Infosys with a commitment to investing in people to help the UK build back better.”
Infosys expects to give critical training and mentoring opportunities for the fresh recruits.
The new employees will join a workforce spanning the company’s design studio in Shoreditch, its innovation center in Canary Wharf, and nearby centers in Nottingham, and other client locations in the UK.
Infosys said that a large proportion of the recruiting will be from recently graduated students from major colleges and universities in Britain.
The Indian IT company also intends to recruit experienced professionals from technology and consulting who have deep sector expertise for supporting local businesses in their digital journeys and handle a strong workforce for the future.
Salil Parekh – CEO of Infosys said: “While the talent gap has been looming, the events of the past year have exacerbated the need for vital digital skills as businesses have rapidly accelerated their digital transformation. Bridging the digital divide and making quality digital education accessible to every citizen are vital to the establishment of a robust future workforce, and the UK’s economic recovery.
“Our commitment to the UK is to support both recovery and growth through digital acceleration, hiring new talent, and supporting the development and reskilling of existing talent to meet evolving economic demands.”
Like Infosys, another Indian IT company – Wipro has announced a new commitment to the UK through a £16 million investment in a newly opened innovation center in London, which is expected to bring in new jobs.