BT has announced plans to recruit more apprentices and graduates across a number of specialist areas, including TV production and engineering.
The company says it’s aiming to recruit more than 1,600 new members of staff in engineering, customer service, TV production, and cyber-security. The new recruits will also support the company’s plans to extend 4G coverage and build the latest 5G networks around the UK.
Over a fifth of this year’s recruits will be based at BT’s labs at Adastral Park, near Ipswich, in Suffolk. The research works on the development of mobile technologies, artificial intelligence and ultrafast broadband.
Alison Wilcox, HR director, BT Group said: “We’re proud to be a leading employer of apprentices and graduates in the UK, investing in training thousands of people to give them the digital skills they’ll need to prosper. Through our apprenticeship and graduate programmes, we are able to attract people from all walks of life, allowing us to bring in new perspectives and develop a highly skilled, committed workforce.”