This national apprenticeship week see’s the 50th anniversary of the BT apprenticeship scheme. The scheme has successfully placed some 1,400 apprentices across the UK in the last five years alone. The scheme is recognised within industry as one of best in the country, and regularly works with other companies and learning providers to share expertise.
The scheme is continuing to recruit apprentices in and around London, and still has some vacancies in its current round of recruitment, which runs for another two weeks. BT’s current focus is on recruiting an additional 250 apprentices across the UK, including around 100 in London, to become fully-qualified Openreach customer service engineers supporting the roll-out of super-fast broadband. This time round, applicants will need to hold a minimum of five GCSEs (grades A to C, including Maths and English Language) and a UK manual driving licence. If you would like to register your interest please go to http://www.bt4me.co.uk/.
The current recruitment round will finish later this month, however BT anticipate starting another round in the Spring and anyone already registered that meets the minimum entry requirements will be reconsidered then if they are not recruited in the current cohort. The next round will include apprenticeships that do not specify a driving licence as part of the entry requirement. We fully encourage potential applicants to apply whilst the vacancies are still open.