Openreach recruits 3,000 apprentice engineers to aid broadband expansion

Openreach is to hire 3,000 new trainees – of which around 1,600 are newly created roles – over the next 12 months.

In a statement released yesterday, the digital network business said the recruitment drive would help 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.

Alongside the recruitment drive, Openreach also announced 11 new locations where it will be building new FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) networks during 2019. The locations will be Bury, Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Croydon, Greater Glasgow region, Harrow, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton Coldfield and Salford. 

• Comment below on this story. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend. Our editorial email is recruiter.editorial@redactive.co.uk

FINANCIALS: SThree sees rise in revenue and profit

International STEM staffing business SThree has seen net fee income climb 10% year-on-year, according to interim results for the half year to 31 May 2019.

Financials 22 July 2019

Morson boosts senior team with Adair and Lynchehaun

Morson Group has bolstered its senior team with two promotions.

People 16 July 2019

New tool helps Basque HR professionals fill talent shortages

A new tool launched by non-profit organisation Bizkaia Talent aims to help Basque-based employers fill talent shortages, particularly in engineering and software development.

15 July 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 JULY 2019

This week’s appointments include: 3R, Ben Johnson Recruitment, Eden Search & Select, Four Seasons Recruitment, Lorien, NHS Professionals, Pedersen & Partners, Pertemps, Samuel Knight International

People 15 July 2019
Top