Openreach’s major Scottish recruitment drive

Openreach, BT’s local network business, today announced it had completed another major recruitment drive in Scotland in order to improve customer service.

The latest recruitment has included the hiring of more than 180 engineers and 35 apprentices across the country to help install new lines and fix faults more quickly.

The new recruits are also working on rolling out fibre broadband to more households and businesses beyond the more than two million Scottish premises which already have access to the high-speed technology.

The recruits are based in dozens of towns and cities across the country from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Dingwall, Helensburgh and Paisley.

More than 35 new engineers have been taken on in the Highlands and Islands, with 50 recruits in the North-east and around 40 each in the South-west and West Central areas of Scotland.

Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of major recruitment drives undertaken by Openreach in Scotland. Nearly 150 engineers and apprentices were hired across the country last year.

They are part of a UK-wide initiative which has seen Openreach employ 5,000 engineers and more than 700 apprentices in the last three years.