BT is recruiting apprentices and graduates in Hull - here's how you can apply:

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 Mar 2017

A leading telephone and internet firm is recruiting for 70 apprenticeship and graduate jobs.

Young people in Hull and East Yorkshire are set to benefit from BT's recruitment drive, with some of the 20 graduate positions based in Hull, and the rest spread across Yorkshire.

Graduate recruits are expected to be based in Hull, as well as Leeds, Northallerton, Doncaster and Sheffield.

The BT apprentices and graduates will work in a variety of roles, ranging from customer service to vehicle maintenance and supply chain operations to cyber security.

The recruitment drive also includes roles for mobile operator EE, where some new recruits will get the opportunity to work and is part of BT's efforts to take in 1,700 new apprentices and graduates across the UK.

Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon, has welcomed the announcement. He said: "It is always good to talk about apprenticeships and the ladder of opportunity they give people to secure the career they want.

"By committing to injecting 1,700 new graduate and apprentice jobs into the UK, BT is offering a real chance to be trained by some of the best in their field.

"This is especially great news ahead of what will be the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week where we will showcase the life-changing potential of apprenticeships for people up and down the country."

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT, said all the recruits need is skills in reading, writing and "tech know-how".

"BT is investing in the next generation, helping to train primary school teachers to teach computer science and recruiting large numbers of apprentices and graduates," he said.

"This is the right thing for us to do if the UK is to remain a digital leader.

"It is an exciting time to join BT as it continues to invest in ultrafast broadband, 4G, television and sport. We are also preparing for future technologies, including 5G, and so we want to recruit the very best.

"Our apprenticeship and graduate roles will offer people the hands on experience they need to succeed."

Tom Keeney, chairman of BT's regional board in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "This latest major recruitment is a further example of BT's commitment to Yorkshire and the Humber as one of the region's leading employers and investors.

"The new recruits will be joining a world-leading company, which has already invested hundreds of millions of pounds in the region in technologies such as superfast broadband and 4G."

Further information on BT's Apprenticeship Scheme can be found at this website while graduates can apply for roles here.

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