Virgin Media’s new regional HQ will bring 200 jobs

VIRGIN Media is to create around 200 jobs for young apprentices with the opening of a new regional headquarters in Birmingham.

The site, at Eagle Court on the Coventry Road in Sheldon, will be the new home for Virgin Media’s Midlands operations and is the result of a multi-million pound investment to create a centre of excellence in customer service operations.

The Eagle Court base will feature Virgin Media’s Apprentice Training Centre, which will shortly recruit a further 200 new apprentices.

The scheme offers placements through a number of roles, including field technicians, planners and network engineers.

Eagle Court will also become home to Virgin Media’s Advanced Engineering and Technology Lab, a place where the company’s engineering teams test and explore future technology.

Maurice Daw, executive director of access at Virgin Media, said: “By creating these new jobs, we hope to give young people an important opportunity to get themselves on to the employment ladder.

“We are very proud of our apprentice programme and have had huge success to date and with the digital media industry growing at such a rapid rate, we hope these new jobs will positively contribute to the region and wider UK economy.”

John Hemming, member of parliament for Birmingham Yardley, said “I am delighted to see Virgin Media investing further in the West Midlands, particularly within my constituency of Birmingham Yardley which will see new jobs created for local people.”