Communications giant BT is creating new jobs in Exeter
to help build a new high-speed fibre broadband network in the region.
The company is recruiting 42 engineers and is taking on the new recruits in Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth, Bristol and Salisbury.
The successful applicants, who range from mature ex-armed forces personnel to people in their teens and early 20s, are on 18-month fixed term contracts with Openreach, BT’s local network business.
They will be part of the major engineering workforce installing thousands of kilometres of optical fibre and other equipment across the region in support of major super-fast broadband partnerships in Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
The recruits undergo an initial five-week training programme, which includes classroom training, building practical skills at a training centre and ‘buddying’ with experienced engineers.
Jon Reynolds, BT South-West regional director, said: “We’ve been impressed by the high standard of our latest recruits, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and careers.
“They’ve shown a great enthusiasm for the work and the huge benefits this exciting technology is bringing to the South West."