PwC will create up to 1000 jobs over three years at its newly launched technology hub in Manchester. The technology focused roles are in addition to existing recruitment of 3,000 people per year.
At least 100 of the new jobs are being recruited immediately for the tech hub which will be located at the firm’s Manchester office at 1 Spinningfields where 1,400 people are currently based. The hub will focus on developing technology products and assets for use across PwC’s business and to support client work. Demand for digitisation, AI and data analytics services has increased significantly as pandemic recovery and a greener future drives transformation.
Kevin Ellis, Chairman and Senior Partner, said:
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, commented:
PwC has long recognised the importance of technology skills and investment. The firm introduced fully funded technology degree apprentices in 217 and is committed to increasing the diversity in technology jobs, founding the TechSheCan initiative in 2018 which this week became an independent charity. The firm has also put more than 12,000 of its people through digital academies.
PwC’s new Manchester tech hub follows the June opening of an Advanced Research and development centre in Belfast, bringing 800 new jobs to Northern Ireland.