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BT set to create 1,300 graduate and apprenticeship jobs

03 Apr 2018

BT has announced it will be creating 1,300 apprenticeships and graduate jobs as the company aims to recruit the best tech talent available in the UK. 

BT is looking to employ people in a number of diverse roles, including TV production, engineering, customer services, and cyber security. 

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT, said: “We’re proud to be leading the industry by investing in training a huge number of people in the digital skills that the UK economy so vitally needs. BT has a rich history of innovation, and it’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining the company as we look towards growing our cyber-security business, developing 5G technologies and enhanced TV content.”

 

“Our apprenticeship and graduate scheme will equip people with the skills and on the job training they will need to succeed in the future. I’m looking forward to welcoming all our new recruits into the business,” added Mr Patterson.

Commenting on the news, Prime Minister Theresa May, said: “I welcome this announcement from BT. More high-quality apprenticeships means more young people with the vital skills and training to take advantage of the economic opportunities of the future.”

BT now employs over 80,000 people in the UK, making it one of the biggest employers in the nation.

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