BT has announced it is to recruit about another 58 engineers in the North West, including 24 apprentices, as part of its £2.5 billion roll-out of superfast fibre broadband in the UK.
It is part of a nationwide recruitment drive that will see more than 1,000 engineering jobs created at the company’s local network business, Openreach.
Most of the new recruits will be installing fibre broadband in customers’ homes and businesses.
As well as apprentices, BT will be employing armed services personnel and other candidates, such as the long-term unemployed.
Following this recruitment, there will be more than 6,000 people working in the UK on what is believed to be the fastest fibre roll out in the world.
Mike Blackburn, BT’s North West regional director, said: “This latest recruitment is a further example of BT’s great commitment to the North West.”
He added: “At a time of great economic challenge we are creating more high-quality jobs and rolling out high-speed fibre broadband to communities across the North West.
“There is a strong North West demand for this exciting new technology which offers huge benefits.”