Cognizant has opened its Delivery Centre in Leeds to strengthen its services for clients, after seeing rising demand from businesses across the public sector and health industry.
The move further cements Cognizant’s commitment to supporting young tech talent and aligning with the UK’s Levelling-Up and North Shoring strategy.
Cognizant first announced its intention to create more than 1,000 new jobs in Leeds over the next five years in September 2021, including at least 200 entry-level positions through its graduate and apprenticeship intake. Leeds was chosen as the location for the new Delivery Centre due to its rich talent pool and proximity to local universities.
As attracting a diverse workforce is at the heart of Cognizant’s UK growth strategy, its entry-level hires will be supported by a long-term commitment to improving social mobility in the Leeds area through programmes that encourage STEM education in primary and secondary schools.
“For almost 20 years, Cognizant has had a presence in the UK&I, in that time we have grown to make it our second largest market by revenue and now our fastest growing globally,” said Rohit Gupta, Managing Director UK&I at Cognizant.
“Our new Leeds delivery centre will enable us to continue to deliver exceptional work to clients across the UK’s public and private sector who already rely on Cognizant to help them modernise their business and keep up with the pace of Digital Transformation.”Click below to share this article