BT recruits apprentices and graduates in Yorkshire

BT recruits apprentices and graduates in Yorkshire

BT is to create around 30 apprenticeship and graduate jobs in Yorkshire, in a commitment to helping equip the next generation with the skills needed for the ‘digital future ahead’.

Bradford, Sheffield, Doncaster, Northallerton, and Leeds are among the locations to benefit, with graduate positions expected to be in Leeds.

Roles will see the successful candidates working in a range of positions, from cybersecurity and software development to research and innovation.

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT, said: “Technology is changing all the time and companies need to support and train young people to develop the skills required for successful careers in essential areas such as science, engineering and IT.

“The UK has been ranked as the leading digital economy in the G20 for the past five years, and our investment in these people will help this continue.”

Nick Boles, Minister for skills, said: “Three million more apprenticeships by 2020 will create exciting opportunities for working people of all ages and help businesses around the country acquire the skills they need to compete.

“These apprenticeships at BT will offer people the hands on experience they need to succeed. I would encourage more businesses to follow their lead and hire apprentices.”