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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.
Dan McFarland, Ulster Rugby Head Coach

Community, connections and Ulster Rugby

21 Feb 2020
Ulster Rugby Head Coach, Dan McFarland knows about building a community and shares his views ahead of Saturday's game.

Let’s hear it for the girls!

20 Feb 2020
Last year we celebrated International Women’s Day with a complete take-over on our website. We then celebrated International Women in Engineering Day by launching a new series of blogs interviewing inspirational Openreach women. The first featured was Kim Mears, our MD of Strategic Infrastructure Development. Kim has since gone on to be awarded an OBE for services to the UK Communications Industry.

Rural communities joining the race for better broadband

27 Jan 2020
A large proportion of our new Full Fibre network is already in rural areas and we want to go much further. We’re widening out our build programme to include 250,000 homes and businesses in more than 200 rural locations.