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Deloitte to create up to 500 jobs with launch of new Centre for Innovation and Technology in Adelaide
6 September 2021: Professional services firm Deloitte Australia is further cementing its leading position in the Adelaide market with the launch of its first Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology.
The Centre and its people will partner with local research teams from South Australian universities in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and cyber to develop innovative solutions for Australian businesses. Supporting the firm’s 9,600 professionals across the country, it will then deploy these solutions, and others, in the delivery of large-scale technology transformation projects for Deloitte clients.
In addition, we will be able to deploy market leading technology solutions to support our audit clients allowing us to improve efficiency and quality.
The Centre will provide up to 500 new local employment opportunities over the next two years for South Australia’s top talent and attract professionals who had moved elsewhere back to the state, bringing the firm’s total employees in Adelaide to 800.
Deloitte Australia CEO, Adam Powick, said: “This is a bold investment for our firm – in new professional services talent, in the growth of our business, and in the South Australian market.”
“Our Adelaide Centre for Innovation and Technology further elevates our commitment to innovation and enhances our ability to support our clients with digital risk, digital accounting, cyber, data, and cloud technology capabilities.”
Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, said: “While we currently have more South Australians employed than ever before in our State’s history, my aim is to create even more jobs and today’s announcement by Deloitte is going to help massively with that effort,” Premier Marshall said.
“The establishment of Deloitte’s Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology in Adelaide further highlights our economic growth in sectors underpinned by technology and innovation, such as defence, space, healthcare and the public sector.
“The expansion will mean more jobs for South Australia, tapping into our talent market and pipeline of skilled workers that are available to take up roles in cyber security and data science in our state.”
Deloitte Australia Managing Partner, Consulting, Ellen Derrick, said: “This important local initiative is in addition to our recent investment in growing our Adelaide Consulting practice where we are offering up to 60 new roles over the next 12 months.
“We are committed to providing incredible career opportunities for young people, and we are pleased to be enhancing our presence in Adelaide alongside our Global Alliance Partners, whose services will be central to the client offerings enabled by the Centre.”
Deloitte Australia Managing Partner, Adelaide, Hendri Mentz, said: “It’s incredibly pleasing that Adelaide has been chosen as the home of our first Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology. We have enormous confidence in the South Australian economy and the exceptional talent market that exists in the state.
“This is about harnessing South Australia’s technology and innovation ecosystem to develop and deliver new offerings for the Australian market more broadly. The Centre will support our clients across areas that include the public sector, as well as the defence and space industries, which require the specialised onshore services in Australia we are committed to delivering.”
Deloitte’s Centre for Innovation and Technology will commence operations later in 2021 and will provide a range of technology and financial audit services. It is the first of a number of innovation and technology centres the firm is planning to open across the country over the next 18 months.
Apply for a role in our Centre for Innovation and Technology here.