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BT To Create Over 400 New Graduate Jobs & Apprenticeships In The UK

31 Jan 2021

BT To Create Over 400 New Graduate Jobs & Apprenticeships In The UK

Telecoms giant BT has announced plans to create over 400 new graduate jobs and apprenticeship opportunities in the UK.

The company will be recruiting for 199 new graduates and 229 apprentices to join their ranks this September, creating 428 vacancies for young people who want to work in the telecoms and broadband sector.

The BT Group, which has hired over 1,600 graduates and apprentices over the last two years, will again be recruiting for hundreds of roles at locations including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Ipswich and Manchester in England.

As BT rolls out the latest 5G technology, they will also be looking for new talent in Belfast, Cardiff, Dundee and Edinburgh in other parts of the UK.

Positions up for grabs for young apprentices and graduates at BT this September will include customer service apprenticeships, engineering jobs for graduates and cyber-security vacancies.

Just before Christmas, the Openreach division of BT, announced that it was creating over 5,000 new engineering jobs throughout the UK this year.

Announcing the new opportunities at the telecoms firm, BT Group’s Director of Human Resources, Alison Wilcox, said:

“BT is at the heart of the UK’s digital economy and as a leading employer of apprentices and graduates we offer unparalleled development opportunities. Despite the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve continued to recruit and attract brilliant people from all walks of life into our business, and we value the diverse perspectives they bring.”

“We look forward to welcoming the 2021 newcomers,” added Ms Wilcox.

Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, welcomed the announcement, saying: “It is brilliant that BT is continuing to champion apprenticeships and offering more than 400 people the opportunity to start a great career in the digital industry.”

“Apprenticeships form a key part of our new Skills for Jobs White Paper which will transform post-16 education and training, helping to deliver the skills individuals, businesses and the economy need to thrive after coronavirus.”

“I hope more employers will follow BT’s lead so more people can get on the path to a great job,” added Me Williamson.

You can find out more about jobs for young people at BT by visiting the company’s Early Careers site.

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