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Virgin Media To Create 1,000 Birmingham Apprenticeships

16 Feb 2015

Virgin Media To Create 1,000 Birmingham Apprenticeships

Virgin Media will create 1,000 apprenticeships in Birmingham as part of a wider plan which will see it add 6,000 jobs across the UK.

Virgin Media, owned by international telecoms and TV company Liberty Global, is upgrading its fibre optic network and broadband digital infrastructure over the next five years at a cost of £3 billion. The improvements will create thousands of new jobs all over the country before the end of 2020 as the firm expects to increase its customer base of homes and businesses from around 5 million to more than 17 million.

All of the 1,000 new apprentices will be trained up exclusively at Virgin Media’s Birmingham headquarters at Eagle Court in the Sheldon area of the West Midlands city. A further 400 jobs will be created by Virgin Media in Birmingham, with the balance of the 4,600 new jobs to be generated in various other UK locations.

A spokesperson for Virgin Media, Dana Hashem, gave some details about the entry level jobs which the company will have on offer in Birmingham: “There will be 1,400 jobs across the Midlands in total and 1,000 apprentices will be trained at our facility in Eagle Court. They will be trained for a variety of roles, including technicians, planners and network engineers.”

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the Virgin Media announcement, saying: “These 6,000 new jobs and apprenticeships will mean financial security and economic peace of mind for thousands more hard-working families across the country. This additional private investment will create more opportunities for people and businesses, further boosting our digital economy and helping secure a brighter future for Britain.”

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