Indian tech giant HCL Tech plans to hire 1,000 tech professionals in the UK in the coming months. 

The roles will be across digital transformation, cloud, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity for its London, Greater London and Manchester offices. 

India’s third largest IT firm, it currently employs 3,500 people in the UK after launching here in 1997. 

HCL Tech CEO C Vijayakumar, who held a virtual meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 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 catalysing innovation and building competitive digital talent pools in the region. 

HCL Tech, which generates more than $10 billion annually, has a worldwide network of R&D facilities and co-innovation labs.

It delivers services across industry verticals to leading enterprises, including 250 of the Fortune 500.

Johnson added: “India and the UK are two countries on the forefront of IT innovation.  

Thanks to companies like HCL Technologies, we can continue to lead the way together – creating good, skilled jobs and helping both countries to build back better.” 

Another Indian IT giant, Infosys, is also hiring 1,000 people with digital skills in the UK.