India-based IT service and consulting company HCL Technologies is augmenting its presence in the United Kingdom by investing in an area-specific hiring blitz. Over a thousand technology professionals will join the HCL roster as part of an effort to expand coverage for international and U.K. clientele. A regulatory filing revealed that the additional employees are intended to bring their expertise to HCL’s cloud, AI, digital transformation, and cybersecurity endeavors. India and the U.K. are two leading countries in IT proficiency; the latter’s talent pool will now deepen considerably.
The Chief Executive Officer of HCL, C Vijayakumar, said, “The UK has played a key role in HCL’s growth and success journey for more than two decades. It is home to some of our most prestigious clients and is a hotbed of IT talent. By creating new local jobs in the region, we want to reaffirm our commitment to catalyzing innovation and building competitive digital talent pools in the region.” HCL, which has had deployments in the U.K. since 1997, has the full backing of the Department for International Trade and the British High Commission.
HCL’s offices in London, Greater London, and Manchester will take in the new group, adding to the more than 3,500 employees already present in the country. The company operates through 3 business units: HCL’s trinity of divisions includes IT and Business Services, Engineering and R&D Services, and Products & Platforms. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 Strategy has caught on in the market because its 3-step approach to digital enterprise transformation can be either all-encompassing or have its needed elements cherry-picked for clients.
HCL has beefed up its portfolio by offering services for several industry verticals, such as manufacturing, life sciences, public services, and telecom/media. This diversification has surely contributed to the company’s 15-year streak of earning a Top Employer in the U.K. distinction from the Top Employers Institute.
This news further solidifies the U.K. as a hotbed for IT investiture. Other firms, Infosys and Mphasis, have indicated talent-based undertakings similar to HCL. All are intending to provide the country’s government with high-skill job creation in a mutually-beneficial arrangement. Top HCL brass recently embarked on a virtual relations tour with Prime Minister Boris Johnson that highlighted the U.K.’s assistance of India with COVID-19 relief and pledged a continued alliance for the countries, specifically in the IT sphere.