Ernst & Young (EY), a global professional services organisation, has announced that it would be hiring 9,000 professionals in India next year, who come from a STEM background and are skilled in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, analytics and other emerging technologies.
According to news media, these hiring will be for various technology roles across all member firms, including the global delivery centres. This massive hiring aims at expanding its digital capabilities to help organisations solve their “complex end-to-end business transformation challenges”, the company stated.
Speaking about these rings, Rohan Sachdev, the Partner and Consulting Practice Leader at EY India stated to the media that the company is making bold investments particularly in technology, data and through strategic acquisitions while continuing to expand its alliance and ecosystem relationships.
As per data, currently, EY India has over 50,000 people working in all member firms, including global delivery centres, out of which 36% are from the STEM background.
He further stated that the company uses its expertise and domain knowledge to help its clients, both in government and private businesses, to embark on technology-led transformation. With the exponential increase in digital adoption, it has become necessary for the company to strengthen its capabilities in emerging technology roles, thus significantly intensifying its hiring efforts in the coming year.
The company has a holistic approach to digital transformation and innovation embedded across all its service offerings and sectors, including several proprietary digital tools and solutions such as EY Asterisk — a supply chain planning solutions, and EY Symphony — integrated governance, risk, controls and compliance platform.
Mahesh Makhija, Partner and Technology Consulting Leader, EY India, also said that EY in India is working towards building a broader range of new digital proprietary tools and solutions to scale across organisations and geographies.
The company has even launched ‘EY Techathon 2021: #iSolve4aBillion Challenge‘ to engage India’s best technology minds. In this challenge, students from all disciplines are invited to develop novel solutions for Indian demographics. The challenge will allow the participants to use blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and gamification to develop a model immunisation program across different spheres of the supply chain, delivery, monitoring and vaccination.