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Accenture 1 editAccenture, a multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company, has confirmed its expansion plans by taking a second building on Cobalt Park in North Tyneside, having trebled its workforce since launching its Newcastle Delivery Centre.

The company, which now employs in excess of 600 people in the region, took 51,000 sq ft of space at Cobalt 9C in addition to the 20,000 sq ft it moved into in 2012.

Accenture is also pressing ahead with its UK Technology Apprenticeship programme which has created 70 apprenticeships since its inception, with 20 apprentices joining the company in 2015.

Bob Paton, managing director of Accenture’s Newcastle Delivery Centre, said: “We are expanding our presence in the region in response to client demand, driven in particular by interest in our digital capabilities.

“The fact that Accenture has trebled its headcount in the North East in just five years demonstrates our commitment to job creation in the region and the UK in general.

“We take on three levels of people, and that includes those who are experienced, and those we call entry level. That might be graduates or apprenticeships. We’ve got great relationships with the universities in the North East LEP area and we’ve also got a brilliant apprenticeship programme.

“I believe we’ve actually got the best higher level IT apprenticeship scheme in the country – helped by input from Newcastle College, Northumbria University and more recently Sunderland University.

“In the three years of the apprenticeship programme our trainees come out with a foundation degree.

“We recruit for the programme on a very simple basis. All we ask is that candidates show a real interest in IT and have the right attitude towards learning.”

Late last year Accenture announced it would recruit for 150 positions at its North Tyneside base.

The jobs spanned all levels with a particular focus on application development skills in digital technologies, Java programming, testing and managing IT.

Following Accenture’s announcement regarding their expansion plans, Elected Mayor for North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn said:


“Our Business Team has worked closely with Accenture over the last 12 months and it’s wonderful to see the expansion taking place on Cobalt Park. We are delighted that lots more highly skilled jobs and roles for apprentices are being created in the digital sector, providing excellent opportunities for North Tyneside residents and the region as a whole.

“We wish Accenture every success and look forward to working with them in the future as they continue to grow.”

Accenture plc, whose main headquarters is based in Ireland, employs more than 336,000 people in total, serving clients in more than 120 countries.



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