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Bucking the trend with 5,000 new jobs

18 Dec 2020

Openreach has announced the creation of more than 5,000 new UK-based engineering jobs, to be filled during 2021.

The new roles, located in communities throughout the country, will enable the company to continue improving service and building and connecting customers to new ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband network at a record pace.

The expansion includes 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, through partners such as Instalcom, John Henry Group, Kelly Group, Kier, KN, MJ Quinn, Morrison Telecom Services, NMCN and Telent.

For full details of the announcement read our press release.

Interested in joining us?

We already employ more than 34,500 people, including more than 25,000 engineers who build, maintain and connect customers to our nationwide broadband network. Over the last two years, we’ve created more than 6,500 trainee engineering roles to support our build programme and deliver improved customer service.

The new trainee engineering roles come with a starting salary of £21,845 and recruits can be earning up to £28,353 after 12 months of specialist training to achieve an NVQ level 2, in one of our world class training centres. This year, Openreach placed 15th in The Sunday Times ’25 Best Big Companies To Work For’.

 

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