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06/05/2021

Tata confirms thousands of new IT jobs in the UK

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Tata Group is planning is to create 1500 jobs within IT Consultancy Services across the UK. Known as TCS the Indian-based company announced the news this week. Rajesh Gopinathan, who holds the post of CEO had a meeting this week with Liz Truss, the trade secretary of the UK, and jointly announced that the company is willing to increase its workforce across the nation to allow more jobs for UK IT professionals.

Tata already has around 20,000 employees in the UK and wants to expand its presence through this latest recruitment drive. Speaking to WhatNews Rajesh stated, “Our sustained investments have made TCS the preferred growth and transformation partner of our valued customers in the UK, allowing them to digitally transform their business for competitive growth,”. TCS has been operating in the UK for nearly 50 years and this announcement will certainly be a welcome boost to a post-Brexit United Kingdom.

The meeting between the Tata CEO and Liz Truss in Mumbai also confirmed that the investment will help the UK’s economy become a major player in IT consulting on a global scale. The deal will also help to develop the skills of the British workforce in the IT industry. Truss also said that the collaboration will also benefit the country to work in diverse areas like green energy, technology, innovation, science, and more.

TCS has a huge global workforce comprising of employees from 54 nations. The software giant has 400,000 technical and non-technical employees. In the UK, TCS also organizes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skill program, which has enrolled approximately 150,000 young people in the last few years.

Last year, Tata Consultancy created history by making the highest market value globally at $145 billion. Accenture was just behind it with a market value of $143.4 billion. The news of a fresh set of recruitment by TCS is a great sign of recovery of the IT industry from the pandemic downfall. Notably, in 2020 30% of the IT companies in the country furloughed all their staff. TCS employee strength comprises 28% of women, which is higher than any other IT firm. Amit Kapur, the TCS head in the UK in a statement said that the company’s decision of creating well-paid jobs will boost the economy of the country after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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