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.
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