BT Group to recruit more than 50 apprentices and graduates in Birmingham this year

BT Group has announced plans to recruit more than 50 apprentices and graduates in Birmingham for its September 2021 intake.

The announcement is part of the company’s plans to recruit more than 400 apprentices and graduates across the UK this year.

BT will recruit across areas such as engineering, customer service, applied research, and cyber-security to support the UK’s fast-growing digital sectors. The new recruits will also support the company’s plans to build and extend the latest 5G networks around the UK.

BT has recruited more than 1,600 apprentices and graduates over the past 24 months.

The new roles are spread across a number of other locations across the UK including Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Ipswich, London and Manchester.

BT Group revealed at the end of last year it would be opening its new regional hub at Three Snowhill, Birmingham, this year. The building is expected to eventually accommodate more than 3,000 staff.

Today’s figures are in addition to Openreach’s recent plans to create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in its service and network build divisions, as well as an estimated 2,800 positions in its UK supply chain.

Wendy Sycamore, BT Group regional lead for the Midlands, said: “BT is at the heart of the UK’s digital economy and as a leading employer of apprentices and graduates we offer unparalleled development opportunities. Despite the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve continued to recruit and attract brilliant people from all walks of life into our business, and we value the diverse perspectives they bring. We look forward to welcoming the 2021 newcomers.”