BT is recruiting ex-servicemen and women to work on broadband

BT recruiting ex-armed forces to deliver super-fast fibre broadband

BT is recruiting 200 former members of the armed forces to help deliver super-fast fibre broadband.

BT’s Openreach division said the ex-servicemen and women will start work this month as part of a drive to offer super-fast broadband to homes and businesses across the UK.

Openreach chief executive Olivia Garfield said the ex-members were “highly skilled, motivated and disciplined and have experience of complex engineering tasks in challenging environments”.

“It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to recruit so many ex-armed services personnel. These people have served their country well and so deserve the chance of full-time employment with a generous reward package,” Garfield said.

Ministry of Defence Lieutenant Commander Mark Walker said: “We are delighted that Openreach has recognised the talent, skills and versatility of our service leavers, especially targeting them for recruitment.”

BT said two-thirds of UK premises will have access to fibre broadband by the end of 2015, with around 3,000 engineers currently working on the project.

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