Infosys has announced that it intends to support the United Kingdom’s economic recovery by creating jobs for young graduates in the country. The company says that 1000 graduates from UK colleges and universities over the next three years. The new hires will join the IT giant’s exixting workforce in design studio in Shoreditch, its innovation center in Canary Wharf and proximity centres in Nottingham and other client locations across the UK.
Salil Parekh, CEO, 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.”
Graduates will be recruited and handed over responsibilities pertaining innovation in the digital space, including cloud computing, data and analytics, artificial intelligence, open source technologies and enterprise services to support leading organizations embrace digital transformation. All the required training and mentoring opportunities will be provided to the fresh hires by the company.
Apart from recent graduates, the company is also looking to hire 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. Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, while appreciating this announcement said that the UK needed more firms like Infosys that is willing to invest in people to build the country back together. “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,” he said.