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Openreach steps up search for trainee engineers in Bristol

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 19 April 2018 15:04

Openreach steps up search for trainee engineers in Bristol

Openreach is stepping up its search for trainee engineers in Bristol and the surrounding area.

The phone and broadband network provider is seeking further local applicants as parts of its largest ever recruitment drive in the UK.

The new recruits, it says, are set to play a “vital role” in the company’s plans to build more ultrafast Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) broadband across the country.

Emma Howarth, programme director for Openreach in the South West, said: “The trainee engineer roles are proving popular and the vacancies are being filled rapidly. We have already received applications from more than 200 people in Bristol, but we still have places available and would encourage even more local people to come forward.

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“Being an Openreach engineer is an exciting and rewarding job with great career prospects. Successful applicants will receive the very best training and support. They don’t need to have had any previous engineering experience. We are committed to building a diverse workforce with people from all walks of life and different backgrounds.”

Among the recent recruits in Bristol is Richard Lohia, who joined Openreach in 2015.

He said: “The job has proved to be everything I hoped for – and more. The work is varied, the training very comprehensive and I enjoy getting out and about meeting customers. Whether you are installing a new service or fixing a fault, you feel that you are really making a difference and playing a key part in delivering an essential service for local people.”

For more information go to Openreach trainee engineer scheme

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