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BT To Create Over 1,000 Graduate Jobs & Apprenticeships

27 Feb 2014

BT To Create Over 1,000 Graduate Jobs & Apprenticeships

BT, the UK multinational telecommunications services company, has announced that it will be creating more than 1,000 graduate jobs and apprenticeship opportunities this year.

The telecoms firm says it is looking to fill around 300 graduate jobs in 2014 - double the number of university leavers it recruited last year. In particular, BT are looking to place top quality graduates from business, technology and science backgrounds into their programme this year.

The international company will also increase its intake of apprentices by more than 100 extra places on last year, as they look for 730 young people to join their ranks in 2014. BT are hoping to find enthusiastic students to join their
school and college leavers programmes and are focusing on youngsters who want to start an early and rewarding career in roles as diverse as IT, engineering, finance, digital media technology and software design.

Most of the new graduate jobs and apprenticeships that BT are creating this year will be located in Ipswich, Suffolk - but other positions will be available at various other places across the UK.

BT also revealed that over the course of the next 18 months they would also be providing a further 1,500 opportunities for young people. Those positions will take the form of four-to-seven-week work experience opportunities and vocational training schemes for people aged 18 to 24.

Empathising with the situation for young people in the current UK climate, chief executive of BT, Gavin Patterson, said: “This is a tough time in the job market, with almost a million young people across the UK struggling to find work. Every company needs to play its part in ensuring that Britain's future workforce isn't impaired by long-term unemployment.”

Vince Cable, the business secretary, welcomed the BT announcement, saying that, “hundreds more people will now be able to get the skills they need to get on and help support sustainable economic growth.”

If you are already in the market for graduate jobs, or you will be leaving university soon and would like to check out some options, then try a graduate job search in your desired area today.

And, for young people out there who are thinking of alternatives to university, we’ve put together a complete guide to apprenticeships in the UK which we hope will be invaluable to you. You can get all of that information and apply for the latest apprenticeships and entry level positions at the bottom of our Complete Guide To UK Apprenticeships.

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