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EY sets sights on tech talent amid plans to at least double Manchester workforce


Big Four firm EY has revealed that it plans to take headcount in Manchester from 800 to 2,000 over the next four years, with a focus on roles in tech.

Having secured investment, the professional services network, whose base in the city is at 2 St Peter’s Square, is set to more than double in size in Manchester by 2026 with 1,200 hires.

It has stated that its recruitment plans will revolve around technology, transformation, and strategy roles. New joiners will expand its capabilities in specialisms like Microsoft, ServiceNow, cloud, data analytics, and cyber.

Stephen Church, EY’s Manchester Managing Partner and North Markets Leader, said: “When it comes to recruiting tech talent, Manchester is a very attractive location to expand our UK consulting practice.

“I’m delighted that we have secured further investment to expand our business in the city, serving such a vibrant market that is recognised as the fastest growing digital and tech hub in Europe.

“As well as focussing on fuelling our own growth plans, we recognise the role we play in training future business leaders, who will no doubt need enhanced transformation and technology skills throughout their career, to help their businesses keep pace with change, which in turn will help them make an even greater impact in the local market.”

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