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. 

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