The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced 1,200 new jobs at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, with 500 new positions in its newly opened digital business.

The Chancellor will make the announcement as he officially opens Deloitte’s technology studio in London later today (27th June).

Deloitte are hiring a total of 4,500 people across the group up to December 2015 with 2,000 positions going to graduates and school leavers.

As the firm expands its digital business it will also today pledge its support to the Government’s Your Life campaign, aimed at increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

As part of its pledge, Deloitte will commit to;