As companies accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, London headquartered Ernst & Young (EY) said it will hire 9,000 professionals across 2021 for a range of technology-focused roles in India.
The appointments will be made through member firms, including global delivery centres, a statement said. It will focus on apllicants who have a specialization in STEM and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity and analytics.
EY currently employs around 50,000 people across all its India units -- 36% of whom have a STEM background.
Once inducted, the new hires would help boost the digital capabilities of the global professional services major and enable its clients to solve complex end-to-end business transformation challenges.
“Today, our clients, both in government and private businesses, are embarking on technology-led transformation and we are supporting them in this journey,” Rohan Sachdev, partner and consulting practice leader at EY India, said. “With the pace of digital adoption accelerating exponentially, we are strengthening capabilities in emerging technology roles and significantly intensifying our hiring efforts in the coming year.”
EY’s massive hiring plan comes weeks after it acquired Spotmentor Technologies, an AI-backed upskilling and re-skilled platform, to strengthen its people advisory portfolio of digital services. The company also bought CRM solution provider C Centric in 2019 and Fortune Cookie UX Design in 2018 to boost its portfolio of digital capabilities.
Commenting on the development, Mahesh Makhija, partner and technology consulting leader at EY India, said, “EY in India is developing a broader range of new digital proprietary tools and solutions, which we are looking to take to scale across organizations and geographies. We are using our sector knowledge to deliver tailored digital solutions and services to support our clients’ transformation plans and leveraging the managed services model to help them navigate the volatility.”