Over the next 3 years, Infosys will look to provide critical training and mentoring opportunities for its new hires, who will be working with innovative technologies, such as cloud computing, data and analytics, artificial intelligence and open source, to help clients navigate their digital journeys.
Previously recognised as a Top Employer globally by the Top Employers Institute, the new team members will join a workforce that spans Infosys’ design studio in Shoreditch, its Canary Wharf innovation centre, proximity centres in Nottingham, and other UK client locations.
To ensure a diverse talent pool and support upskilling, a large proportion of the workforce will be hired from leading colleges and universities in the UK, once candidates have graduated.
Additionally, Infosys will look to take on experienced professionals from technology and consulting with deep sector expertise, who will be able to support local businesses in their digital journeys and lead a robust workforce for the future.
Today’s announcement from Bangalore-headquartered Infosys builds on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to strengthening ties between the UK and India, and aims to address the looming impact of a digital skills gap across the UK.
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“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,” said Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys.
“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.
“We continue to partner with universities across the UK to nurture the next generation of digital leaders and continually strive to close the skills gap, investing in a brighter future for everyone.”
Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, commented: “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.”