The company has continued to grow its presence in the region since it arrived in North Tyneside having recently passed the 600 employee mark, trebling its headcount in the last five years.
Accenture is expanding into a second office building at North Tyneside’s Cobalt Park to accommodate this continued growth.
Mark Larsen, managing director for Accenture’s North East Delivery Centre, said: “This grant recognises Accenture’s commitment to creating sustainable jobs in the North East.
“It will accelerate our growth in the region, helping us to create the diverse and highly skilled technology workforce we need and, most importantly, help us to provide high value jobs for many local people that have faced real challenges in their efforts to secure work.”
The elected mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, praised the news and the impact Accenture has had on the local economy since launching its delivery centre.
She said: “Accenture’s place in the region’s economy is well established following five years of job creation and business growth.
“We identified the funding opportunity and supported the company’s application for the grant.
“This will provide further employment opportunities for our local residents and boost the development of the technology sector in the North East.”
Simon Allen of BE Group, the organisation that manages Let’s Grow, added: “We are delighted to be helping Accenture to deliver this massive boost to the local economy.
“Accenture is providing high skill opportunities for graduates and other talented people in the region, which will help reinforce the North East’s position within the UK knowledge economy.”