E&Y, one of the Big Four accountancy firms, is set to hire 3,700 people in Britain alone by the end of June 2014 to satisfy growing demand for business advice. The split will be 2400 professionals, including partners and 1300 students spread across assurance, tax, advisory and transaction units.
Accountancy firm EY is doubling the size of its cyber-security and Big Data units, due to growth in demand for consultancy services, mainly from financial clients. The firm plans to recruit 250 cyber security officers and 350 information specialists. Demand for business advice from the communications, telecoms and technology sectors, has also increased.
Budget airline Ryanair has entered into a ten-year agreement with Stansted Airport owner MAG, which could create 7,000 new jobs. Ryanair plans to increase its traffic at Stansted by 50% from 13.2 million passengers in 2012 to over 20 million each year, in return for lower costs and more efficient facilities at Essex-based Stansted.
Insurance group HomeServe is to recruit 30 more staff at its customer service site in the, West Midlands, to handle increasing numbers of calls from customers.
IRW Systems, an expanding Paisley-based software designer, plans to create 30 new IT jobs and double turnover to £5m within 3 years. It will focus on organic growth but will also consider acquisitions and strategic partnerships.
Larking Gowen, a firm of chartered accountants and business advisors, has recruited 16 new graduate and A-level students who will study with the firm to become either chartered accountants or accounting technicians. The £14m turnover firm has 9 offices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Pricewaterhousecoopers has appointed 1,100 graduates across its UK tax, assurance, consulting, actuarial and advisory practices, including 123 at its six offices in the north of England. The firm has also appointed school leavers to its higher apprenticeships programme. Turnover £2.6bn, 3,530 employees.
Software testing firm SQS is creating 50 jobs in Dublin and 25 in Northern Ireland, over 3 years, including 30 in 2013. It is recruiting software quality engineers and managers, business analysts, performance engineers and software test analysts. The company employs 200 people in Dublin and Belfast and has moved to new headquarters in Dublin.
UK Asset Resolution
UK Asset Resolution, which runs NRAM (previously part of Northern Rock bank) and Bradford & Bingley, has recruited 10 apprentices at its Doxford International office in Sunderland. UKAR takes on 20 apprentices each year in a company-wide scheme. Turnover £2.77bn, 2,200 employees.
Claims management business Quindell Portfolio is creating 100 jobs at its Hampshire Headquarters, mainly for claims recovery handlers. The increase in staff follows several new contract wins, including a five-year contract with the RAC worth £100m a year. Quindell employs 300 people at its headquarters and 2,500 across the world.