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CityFibre To Create 10,000 Broadband Jobs In The UK

11 Jun 2020

CityFibre To Create 10,000 Broadband Jobs In The UK

Broadband firm CityFibre has announced plans to create 10,000 new full or part time jobs in the UK as part of a £4 billion investment in the network’s infrastructure.

The recruitment drive for thousands of engineers and other staff at the company comes as they begin to roll out a 1Gbps FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Premises) broadband ISP network to around 8 million businesses and homes over the next five or so years.

The 10,000 jobs at CityFibre are to be filled over the course of the next three years as the company spreads its full fibre network to reach over 100 towns and cities and amass a coverage of around 30 per cent of the UK.

CityFibre has pledged to recruit as many workers as possible from the local areas where they will be adding their broadband infrastructure. It also hopes to create a balance of opportunities for women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds, demographics which are not strongly represented in the construction sector.

Announcing the recruitment drive for thousands of new staff, CityFibre’s chairman, Steve Holliday, said:

“We’re delighted to launch our training and recruitment programme creating up to 10,000 jobs in such a critical and vibrant sector. The programme will reach deep into our society to include some of those most in need of opportunity. Ultimately, it will ensure the skilled workforce is in place to get the job done and at the same time provide up-skilling and well-paid jobs across more than 100 towns and cities.”

“In the wake of the Coronavirus, delivering the Government’s target of full fibre nationwide by 2025 could not be more important. Of all the infrastructure projects and industrial policies under consideration, full fibre will have the biggest impact in the shortest time, and for the least public money. It will help ensure that the UK not only recovers economically, but that it swiftly transitions to a greener, smarter and fairer economy in which to thrive,” added Mr Holliday.

The UK’s Digital Secretary, Oliver Dowden MP, welcomed the announcement, saying: “Our £5bn commitment to bring faster, gigabit-speed internet to the whole country is key to ensuring everyone is better connected, creating jobs and powering the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus.”

“We’re working closely with firms like CityFibre and I warmly welcome their commitment to building a highly-skilled and diverse telecoms workforce which will boost growth right across the UK,” added Mr Dowden.

Although the jobs have been announced today, you still have time to act as recruitment for the first phase of trainees isn’t yet underway. You can find out more about the company and the roles they have available on CityFibre’s careers site.

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