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Zoe Shepherd - In Plain Sight video star

23 Jun 2021
Zoe Shepherd talks about what it's like to be an Openreach engineer. In short her view is if you're a woman thinking of applying for a new career in engineering - go for it!
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Openreach success at the Best Companies to Work for Awards

26 May 2021
Openreach has placed 12th in the Best Companies to work for list. Find out what it's like to work for us and about our world class training.
Kerry Smith

From trainee engineer to the prestigious Chief Engineers Office, Kerry's story

17 Feb 2021
Where can a ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ attitude take you in Openreach? Kerry tells her story about how attitude can take you places you never imagined.
Openreach Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For Award 2020

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.

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.

Some see barriers, others only see the goal

25 Nov 2019
Ex-RAF high flyer, Cheryl Burgess, who now works on Full Fibre broadband delivery, shares her story and career advice as part of our blog series for #BalanceforBetter - the International Women’s Day campaign.

What do you see when you picture an engineer?

05 Nov 2019
We’re pleased to support the This is Engineering campaign, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, to encourage more young people from all backgrounds to consider engineering careers.

Laura Whelan the ex-grad who never thought she'd work here

29 Oct 2019
Laura talks about her journey from graduate to Regional Partnership Director in five years as part of our blog series for #BalanceforBetter, the International Women’s Day campaign.

Catherine Colloms, Director Corporate Affairs and Brand, gives us an insight into her life at Openreach

20 Aug 2019
Catherine talks us through her career path to date and she shares her experience of working in male-dominated industries plus her tips for leading a balanced family life. This is part of our International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter campaign.

Looking forward to International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday

20 Jun 2019
Kim Mears, MD Strategic Infrastructure Development talks about her ambitions to deliver full-fibre broadband to the UK and the benefits of a more gender balanced workforce.

Preparing for International Women in Engineering Day

17 Jun 2019
Openreach are running open days at our training schools in Livingston, Peterborough and Bradford on Sunday 23 June 2019 for International Women in Engineering Day.

Hear from Chris Jones, CEO City & Guilds, on the value of apprenticeships

04 Mar 2019
Hear from Chris Jones, CEO City & Guilds, on the value of apprenticeships

Sarah Calam wants to encourage more women to enter STEM professions

13 Nov 2018
Openreach engineer Sarah Calam talks about what it’s like to work in a traditionally male-dominated area, and how engineering is a viable career for young women.

Hannah Blog Three

28 May 2018
Openreach trainee engineer, Hannah, shares the highs and lows of climbing ladders and poles. And she reveals what you can expect in weeks two–five of our training.