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Being a special police constable during a pandemic

01 Jun 2020
Working full-time for Openreach and volunteering as a special constable, read how Ami fits it all in and the impact the coronavirus has had.

'Bear Grylls' reconnects remote islanders

28 May 2020
A lightning strike left a couple cut off on Coll, a remote Scottish Island. An engineer has been nicknamed Openreach’s Bear Grylls after camping out on a remote island to keep remote customers connected during lockdown.

Care home left without internet

18 May 2020
Highest-risk premises, like care homes and hospitals, are being kept connected by engineers who volunteer to attend these appointments.

Motherwell engineer dials off after 47-year Openreach career

11 May 2020
A Motherwell engineer is hanging up his helmet after nearly half a century. He tells us how much things have changed in that time.

Climbing Mount Everest - 10 times

05 May 2020
Trainee engineers see the world from new heights as one of our training centres celebrates its first birthday.

Coronavirus: how it's changed the night shift

04 May 2020
Many of our people, such as Simoné, are classed as key workers by the Government. Simoné, who works as a night shift fibre engineer, shares what her working life is like since COVID-19.

5G conspiracies: impact on our engineers

30 Apr 2020
Andrew, an operations manager, talks about how conspiracy theories peddled on social media are adversely impacting his people.

Arson attack in Glasgow cuts off community

29 Apr 2020
In our series looking at days in the lives of key workers - we spoke with Robert in Scotland, one of our engineers who responded to an arson attack in Glasgow.

Connecting NHS Nightingale Hospitals

22 Apr 2020
Many of our people are classed as #keyworkers by the Government. We have interviewed some of them to find out what their working life is like now. The first in this new blog series features Jamie, a Senior Engineering Area Manager.

We've placed 15th in The Sunday Times list of '25 best big companies to work for'

28 Feb 2020
Over the last few years we’ve put a lot of effort into improving our business. We’ve upped our investment in skills, training facilities and hiring, all to make sure that we can build the best possible network, with the highest quality service, to everyone across the UK.