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Infosys to generate 1K jobs in UK to boost post-pandemic growth

Bengaluru: Information Technology major Infosys Limited said it is projecting to hire 1,000 workers in the United Kingdom over the next three years. It will be done as part of its devotion to supporting the nation’s economic growth and overall recovery. 

Infosys stated- The new hires will be working at the cutting edge of innovation in the digital space, including cloud computing, AI, Data Analytics, and open-source technologies to support organizations navigate their digital journeys. 

The company said it will offer critical training and needed mentoring opportunities for the fresh hires. The new team will join Infosys’ workforce across its design studio in Shoreditch, Canary Wharf, proximity centers in Nottingham, and other important locations across the United Kingdom. 

To ensure an assorted talent pool and support upskilling, the company will hire a large proportion of the people from recently graduated students from leading colleges, and universities. Not only this it will also hire experienced professionals from technology and consulting with deep sector expertise who will be able to help local businesses in their operations, and lead a better workforce in the long run. 

For the past few years, Infosys has been stepping up hiring local, visa-independent employees. Last year in September, it declared its commitment to hire 12,000 American workers bringing its total to 25,000 workers in the United States by 2022. 

Meanwhile, the CEO and MD Salil Parekh 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 is vital to the establishment of a robust future workforce, and the UK’s economic recovery. 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”.

Moreover, the Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson expressed his thoughts on the decision and 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”.

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