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Openreach announces 395 new jobs across the East of England

28 Jan Openreach announces 395 new jobs across the East of England

More than 395 trainee engineers will be hired across the East of England, as part of a huge recruitment drive announced today (Monday 28 January 2019) by Openreach.

The new roles – in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk – will see trainees join the country’s largest team of telecoms experts working to expand, upgrade, maintain and install services over Openreach’s national broadband network.

Across the UK, more than 3,000 trainee engineers are being recruited, mainly to deliver the company’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, which is bringing faster, more reliable and future proof Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology to millions of front doors.

Alongside the latest recruitment drive, Openreach is also announcing 11 new locations where it will be building new FTTP networks during 2019ii. This brings the total number of towns, cities and boroughs at the forefront of the FTTP build to 25, with the company on-track to deliver its commitment of reaching three million homes and businesses with ‘full fibre’ broadband by the end of 2020

Find out more about the Trainee Engineer Scheme here