STAFFING numbers at BT in Enniskillen look set to rise after the Telecoms giant announced plans to create 130 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs across the North.
As part of a new UK-wide recruitment drive, the company is taking on over 1,300 people in roles including TV production, engineering and cyber-security, to help tackle the growing threat of cyber-crime.
The 130 new recruits will be located in Enniskillen, Dungannon, Belfast, Derry, Coleraine and Newry in roles including tech design, tech operations, software, IT, sales, finance, customer experience and engineering.
BT has said it will assess candidates based on three measures which comprise analytical skills, how they handle change, as well as their drive and enthusiasm to get tasks done.
The latest recruitment drive includes BT’s engineering division, NI Networks, which will be taking on 30 apprentices over the next 12 months. Many of the apprentices will gain foundation and full degrees as part of their work at BT, while some graduates will also achieve fully funded qualifications.
BT currently employs 391 people at its base at Broadmeadow in Enniskillen. When asked by the Herald how many of the new posts would be based here, a company spokesman said “detailed plans have yet to be finalised”.
BT’s chief executive, Gavin Patterson said: “BT has a rich history of innovation, and it’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining the company as we look towards growing our cyber-security business, developing 5G technologies and enhanced TV content.
“Our apprenticeship and graduate scheme will equip people with the skills and on the job training they will need to succeed in the future.”
Posted: 1:04 pm April 7, 2018