It was announced today that Accenture in Ireland plans to create 500 new roles over the next three years. These roles will build on an existing workforce of over 5,000 people at Accenture in Ireland, specialising in areas including technology, cloud, security, strategy, creative and design.
Most of the new roles will be based in the Munster region supporting Accenture’s work in the life sciences sector. The new regional hub will support the growth of Accenture’s existing capability at Enterprise System Partners (ESP), a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the life sciences industry which Accenture acquired in 2019.
ESP is headquartered in Cork and serves clients around the globe. Accenture is also expanding its innovation capability at the Accenture Labs in Dublin and specifically in the area of quantum computing. New roles will also be added in The Dock - Accenture’s flagship R&D and Innovation Centre. Accenture say these new roles will offer technology and industry career opportunities across a range of areas including Digital Supply Chain, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence. Accenture is also looking for people with Quantum Chemistry, Quantum Engineering, and Quantum Information Science skills to join the Accenture Labs team in Dublin, who work across all industries but with a particular focus on Life Sciences and Health. The Dock is seeking a variety of skills including Visual, Interactive and Product Designers, Entrepreneurs and Technical Architects.
Welcoming the news today, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin said, "This investment to create 500 jobs over the next three years will increase the skills and manufacturing capacity in Ireland’s life sciences industry – and provide an important boost to the economy. Accenture continues to make significant investments and is committed to creating consistently high-value jobs, particularly in Munster. This country has the resilience, talent and agility to build on our reputation as an attractive location for innovative, digitally-enabled manufacturing."
Country Managing Director of Accenture in Ireland, Alastair Blair added, "Over the last 50 years, we have seen tremendous change and growth, and these new roles are a great indicator of the direction of change in Ireland. We are committed to continuing to invest in our people who deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day. We are also committed to building Ireland’s talent base to meet the demands of the increasingly important life sciences industry."