Belfast Telegraph

BT creates 1,000 new jobs across UK cities

By Alan Jones

Telecoms giant BT is to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs this year, offering careers ranging from business analysis to software development.

The places will be spread across the country in cities including London, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds.

BT is also providing up to 1,000 vocational training and work experience placements for unemployed youngsters.

BT in Northern Ireland said they don't know how many of the jobs will be in Belfast but will make an announcement in due course.

The company said some new recruits will begin new degree apprenticeships from September, allowing them to complete full honours degrees while working.

Many of the apprentice and graduate intake will be based at BT's research site near Ipswich.

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT, said: "The UK's future as a technology leader hinges on young people getting the skills, support and training they need to create successful careers in science, engineering and IT."

Belfast Telegraph