London: Tata Consultancy Services, India’s biggest software exporter, plans to increase workforce in its consulting business five times to 4,000 globally by 2010 as it seeks to become one of world’s top 10 players in the segment.
“In pure consulting profile, we are around 800 people right now. We plan to increase it to about 4,000 globally by 2010,” Arun Aggarwal, TCS vice-president and consulting practice head for Europe, said here.
He said the company was on track to become one of the top 10 consulting firms worldwide by 2010. “This target is not a big task as we are growing at about 75% per annum. But we need to recruit people to achieve this target,” he added.
In addition to the workforce purely employed in the consulting business, the Tata Group company also takes people from other verticals to carry on consulting projects. About 50% of the consulting work is done by people from outside this core group of 800 people, Aggarwal said.
“We would need at least 4,000 in pure consulting profile and another 4,000 would be utilised from rest of the talent pool across TCS,” he said.
The consulting practice jobs are carried out mainly in the US, UK and Europe while a little work is also based out of India and other countries in Asia-Pacific region.