BT is creating more than 1,600 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs, including in its customer service, TV production, and cyber-security teams.
Some of the new recruits will also support the firm’s plans to extend 4G coverage and roll-out 5G networks around the UK.
Over a fifth of them will be based at BT’s world-renowned labs at Adastral Park which helps develop new mobile technologies, artificial intelligence and ultrafast broadband.
Alison Wilcox, HR Director, BT Group said: “We’re proud to be a leading employer of apprentices and graduates in the UK, investing in training thousands of people to give them the digital skills they’ll need to prosper.
“Through our apprenticeship and graduate programmes, we are able to attract people from all walks of life, allowing us to bring in new perspectives and develop a highly skilled, committed workforce. I look forward to welcoming the new recruits who are joining BT at such an exciting time.”