BT to hire 400 apprentices for broadband


BT to hire 400 apprentices for broadband

Will Hadfield

BT is going to hire more than 400 apprentices early next year for its Openreach broadband delivery business.

Openreach is looking for telecommunications engineers aged 16 and over to start their apprenticeships in the summer of 2007. The 400 Openreach jobs will form the majority of the 600-strong intake of apprentices that BT is planning for 2007. The posts will be spread across England, Scotland and Wales.

Openreach’s head of apprenticeships Dave Walsh said, “The scheme provides opportunities for apprentices to build valuable life skills, academic qualifications and NVQ work experience while forging a career in the rapidly evolving communications industry.”

Last month, Openreach was criticised by telecoms regulator Ofcom for failing to meet its target for unbundling lines “end to end right first time”.

Openreach was supposed to get it right first time in 98% of cases, but it was only successful 78% of the time.


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