BT dials up Birmingham recruitment drive

BT Group plans to recruit 37 apprentices and graduates in Birmingham as part of its September 2023 intake.

The company will recruit people in the West Midlands across areas including network engineering, data analysis and sales to support the UK’s fast-growing digital sectors.

The new recruits will also support the company’s plans to build and extend its 5G network around the UK.

The new roles will be based at BT Group’s Three Snow Hill base in Birmingham with 21 graduate roles and 16 apprenticeships being introduced.

BT opened the Three Snow Hill building in 2021 as one of the key new locations announced under its Better Workplace Programme, the largest workplace improvement and consolidation scheme of its type undertaken in the UK.

BT Group is one of the UK’s largest private sector apprenticeship employers and has recruited more than 2,600 apprentices and graduates over the past four years. The company has around 4,000 staff working towards their qualifications at any given time.

The latest recruitment of apprentices and graduates builds on the more than 6,000 BT employees based in the West Midlands region.

Athalie Williams, chief human resources officer at BT Group, said: “As one of the largest private sector employers of apprentices and graduates in the UK, we continue to recruit and attract brilliant people into our business and we offer unparalleled development opportunities to those who join us.

“Despite the current economic backdrop, we’re building a future pipeline of talent to help drive growth across our business, deliver great outcomes for all of our customers and to underpin economic growth in the UK.”

The news builds on an announcement made last year that BT would be bringing 460 new jobs to Birmingham as part of the expansion of its digital arm, recruiting to roles such as AI, machine learning and software engineering.

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