Openreach announced plans to hire thousands of new engineers to support the roll-out of superfast fibre to the premises (FTTP) internet across the UK.
This is the largest recruitment drive in the company's history.
Clive Selley, Chief Executive, Openreach said: "Over the last year our 22,200 engineers have been the driving force behind Government reaching its target of making 'superfast’ broadband available to more than 95 per cent of the country, whilst also improving our customer service performance – but we want to do more."
Chancellor Philip Hammond added: “It’s great news that Openreach is creating 3,500 new permanent jobs rolling out full fibre broadband," he said. "This digital infrastructure will be welcomed by families and business across the country, and these new highly skilled jobs will be a boost to our talented workforce as we build an economy fit for the future.”
DTG Staff | 15.03.2018