Our graduate programme

Be part of the next generation

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Start your career at Openreach

Openreach is one of the world’s biggest communications companies and we’re always on the lookout for people with ambition and potential.

If you’ve just finished university, one of our graduate programmes could be the perfect way for you to take the next step and begin a fast-paced and exciting career. We offer three graduate programmes – in business, finance, and technical consultancy – and all of them are tailored to help you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll need to meet your career goals.

At Openreach we build connections - and we’re passionate about what we do. It’s challenging and rewarding work and we need the best people to help us build the best network. If you’re resourceful and driven, with a passion for learning and developing your skills, then you could be our next big thing.


Applications for our graduate schemes are currently closed.

Graduate Jobs

We aren't currently accepting applications for our Graduate roles, as we have filled the positions on our scheme for this year.

We usually open roles across all of our graduate disciplines around October/November, so please come back and check then.

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How does it work?

Our graduate programmes last two or three years. You'll be supported every step of the way and have a tailored personal development plan. And once you've finished, you'll move into a permanent role at Openreach.

Our promise to you

  • We'll give you the training and development you need to make sure you've got the skills and knowledge to succeed
  • We'll work with you to make sure your rotations are giving you what you need for your future career goals
  • Challenging projects with real business impact
  • A graduate network to support you.

Salary and benefits

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Brilliant career development

We’ll help develop you with coaching, mentoring, networking and knowledge-sharing. 

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A great salary and benefits

Including discounted broadband, BT TV with TNT Sports, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and exciting corporate discounts. 

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Diverse and dynamic team

We employ more than 38,000 people across the UK. You’ll be part of our diverse and dynamic team. Take a look at our Open to Everyone ambitions & read about our diversity networks. Please visit Diversity and Inclusion for more details.

Meet some of our graduates

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Faith Adewumi
Openreach|Jonathan Malt|Graduate
Jonathan Malt
Openreach|Isma Asif|Graduate
Isma Asif

Openreach business

The entry requirements for this scheme are 2:2 in any degree discipline. The starting salary is £29,100.

What will you be doing? 

We're looking for the leaders and experts of the future to join our Graduate Business Scheme. During your two-year programme you’ll rotate through our main business units, gaining skills and experience at the heart of a dynamic and challenging industry. You might be co-ordinating technology or commercial projects, focusing on improving our business, network and customer experiences through transformational programmes, or using data science and analytics to identify and implement business improvements.

The programme is designed to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience, making you perfectly placed to kick-start an exciting career in Openreach.


The entry requirement for this scheme is a 2:2 in any degree discipline. The starting salary is £32,000.

You will also be studying for your 3 year CIMA Qualification to become a chartered accountant. 

What does the finance team do?

We provide timely, commercially-focused financial advice to support Openreach’s strategy and business priorities. The finance team works in partnership with each of the business units in Openreach, helping them deliver their initiatives and grow revenue and profit.

What will you be doing? 

As an Openreach financial graduate, your work, whether it's modelling business scenarios or providing insight and analysis, is used in partnership with our business leaders to make strategic company decisions. Often working on multiple projects at a time, your work life is varied and fast paced, and you’ll be supported by a diverse and vibrant team.

Technical consultancy

The entry requirements for this scheme are 2.2 in a STEM subject. The starting salary is £32,000.

Why become a Technical Consultant at Openreach?

As technology becomes ever more sophisticated and the pace of change increases, it’s crucial that we remain at the cutting edge – so there’s never been a more exciting time to work for Openreach. Our Technical Consultant Graduates are instrumental in developing the kind of technology and solutions that help us to deliver exceptional results for all our customers.

What you'll be doing?

As a Technical Consultant Graduate you will be working on some of our most exciting Technology and Innovation projects. Whether that be contributing towards the definition of Openreach’s mobile app strategy that powers our engineering workforce, helping transform how we store business critical data and make it accessible and valuable as we move it to the Cloud, or working with industry leading technology from cloud platforms to Artificial Intelligent and Machine Learning to innovate and drive business efficiency across the way our field workforce work.

This role is perfect for people who are passionate about innovation and technology, and who believe in the value of delivering an exceptional experience for our customers.

Frequently asked questions

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Read our FAQs

Have questions about your graduate application? Read our FAQs to find out more.