BT's Openreach Recruits 3000 Engineers to Support Full Fiber Broadband Rollout

BT's Openreach Recruits 3000 Engineers to Support Full Fiber Broadband Rollout Image Credit: Openreach

BT's Openreach announced that it will hire 3,000 new trainees – of which around 1,600 are newly created roles - over the next 12 months to support its ‘full fibre’ broadband build plans.

New roles will be located throughout the UK, with trainees joining the country’s largest team of telecoms experts working to expand, upgrade, maintain and install services over Openreach’s national broadband network. Around half of the engineers will be helping to deliver the company’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, which is bringing faster, more reliable and future proof Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology to millions of front doors.

Alongside the latest recruitment drive, Openreach also announced 11 new locations where it will be building new FTTP networks during 2019 - including Bury, Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Croydon, Greater Glasgow region, Harrow, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton Coldfield, and Salford. This brings the total number of towns, cities and boroughs that Openreach will be building in to 25, with the company on-track to deliver its commitment of reaching three million homes and businesses with ‘full fibre’ broadband by the end of 2020. It wants to upgrade 10 million premises and ultimately the majority of the UK if the right conditions are in place for investment.

Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach
Openreach is ambitious for the UK and is determined to build full fibre as quickly as possible to ensure the country has a reliable broadband network capable of supporting future data-hungry services and applications essential for boosting productivity and sustaining our position as a leading digital economy. In the last year, we’ve learnt to build at high quality, and at a competitive cost.

Kevin Brady, HR Director, Openreach
We want to get on with the job of delivering full fibre broadband to the UK, and that’s why we need to continue growing our team of highly skilled engineers ready to connect homes and businesses across the nation.

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