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Openreach supports Service With Respect

06 Nov 2020
Openreach is backing the ICS's national Service With Respect campaign to ensure our engineers and other service workers get the respect they deserve.
Engineer by her van

From Spotify to Facebook - Connecting during a crisis

02 Jun 2020
During the early days of the lockdown there was concern from some as to why our engineers were still outside working, we needed to quickly and widely communicate how essential the work they are doing is.

'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.

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.

Meet Giuseppe

23 Jun 2018
Giuseppe is an Openreach job allocator and army reservist. He explains how the skills he learns in both the army and at Openreach balance each other.

Meet Nicholas

22 Jun 2018
Nicholas has moved from the Royal Military Police to become an engineer at Openreach. He describes the similarities, like staying fit and being on time.

Meet Megan

20 Jun 2018
Meet Megan, one of our trainee engineers. Find out how training and qualifying as an Openreach engineer was a natural fit for her after leaving the army.

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.

Joining The Openreach Family

24 Apr 2018
Openreach trainee engineer, Hannah, explains what to expect during your application and interview. And she shares highlights from her first week of training.

Meet Hannah

16 Apr 2018
Hannah explains how a chance meeting with an Openreach team encouraged her to become an engineer. And how she’s hoping to inspire her young daughter and others.

Meet Arrondeep

15 Mar 2018
After Openreach fixed his broadband, Arrondeep was inspired to train as an engineer. He tells us about a typical day and why he loves working at Openreach.