BT Group has announced plans to recruit more than 500 BT apprentices and graduates for its September 2024 intake.
The company will recruit talent into the company across areas as diverse as software engineering, customer service, applied research, data analytics and cybersecurity to support the UK’s fast-growing digital sectors.
The new roles are spread across the UK. Locations include Birmingham, Bristol, Darlington, Ipswich, Leeds, London, Manchester, Sheffield, and Warrington.
Apprenticeships with BT
BT Group is one of the UK’s largest private sector apprenticeship employers and has recruited more than 3,000 BT apprentices and graduates over the past five years. The company offers apprenticeships ranging from level two, the equivalent to GCSE standard through to level seven, a master’s degree.
Elaine Bergin, Director of Colleague Experience, BT Group said: “As one of the largest private sector employers of apprentices and graduates in the UK, we continue to recruit and attract brilliant people into our business and we offer unparalleled opportunities to those who join us.
“As we build a better BT Group, we’re developing a pipeline of future talent to help grow our business, deliver great outcomes for our customers and to help underpin economic growth in the UK.”
Why are digital skills important?
BT is not the only company offering apprenticeships in digital skills. Back in October, we wrote on our blog that the UK government announced that it wanted 1,300 digital apprentices across the UK. This is because as our society digitalises and relies more heavily on digital services, including websites and apps, roles like cybersecurity professionals and software developers are increasingly in demand. At the same time, our technology is advancing and the skills demanded of these roles are evolving all the time. A lot of adults in the UK simply did not grow up learning digital skills and the UK market is therefore struggling to keep up. As such apprentices – including the individuals BT wants to recruit – will help us plug that skills gap nationally.