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BT recruiting more engineers in Lincolnshire

13th June 2014
BT recruiting more engineers in Lincolnshire

BT is creating up to 50 new engineering jobs in our region as part of a major recruitment drive across the UK. 

The latest intake of engineers will help to continue bringing high-speed fibre broadband to more communities. 

BT’s local network business, Openreach, is particularly keen to recruit in Grantham and Leicester.

The business expects a significant number of the engineering roles to be taken up by ex-service men and women. 

Openreach is also particularly keen to recruit more female engineers and has launched a campaign encouraging women to enter the world of engineering. 

Owen Moody, BT’s East Midlands regional director, said: “BT is leading the economic recovery of the East Midlands as one of the region’s largest investors. 

“Not only are we building a superfast broadband network, which is giving a major boost to the region’s households and businesses, we are creating highly skilled local jobs offering exciting careers.

Joe Garner, chief executive of Openreach, said: “We want to attract the best in the country to a career in engineering. 

“We are also keen to recruit women – as I’m keen to dispel the myth that being an engineer is an exclusively male vocation.”

Openreach has recruited more than 1,600 former servicemen and women over the last three years.