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BT set to create 1,700 new graduate jobs and apprenticeships

Published: Monday, 06 March 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

BT are creating 1,700 new graduate jobs and apprenticeships as they aim to recruit the very best talent to ensure the UK remains a digital leader.

Those selected for positions will work in a variety of roles, including traditional engineering, production and cyber security.

Over the past two years, BT has recruited nearly 2,500 graduates and apprentices and the new recruitment drive is set to build on that.

Roles are spread across the UK, including positions in London, Glasgow, Belfast, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

A large number of the graduates will be situated at BT’s world-renowned labs at Adastral Park, in Suffolk, which are responsible for developing communications networks and delivering ultrafast broadband.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Robert Halfon said: “By committing to injecting 1,700 new graduate and apprentice jobs into the UK, BT is offering a real chance to be trained by some of the best in their field.”

A hands-on approach

Some of the vacancies available are also with mobile operator EE, whilst BT’s local access network business, will recruit graduates later this year.

Anyone wishing to apply for a role only needs three skills, according to Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT.

“All the recruits need is skills in reading, writing and ‘tech know-how’. This is the right thing for us to do if the UK is to remain a digital leader,” he explained.

It is an exciting time for BT as they continue to invest in ultrafast broadband and television, while also preparing for future technologies such as 5G.

A key aspect of all the roles will be a hands-on approach from mentors at BT, who will ensure all new employees get everything they need to succeed.

For graduate jobs across a range of locations, visit Grad Plus today 

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