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British Telecom Hiring 1,600 New Engineers

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The UK's landline major, British Telecom (BT) today announced plans to recruit 1,600 new engineering jobs being created at Openreach, BT's local access network business.

With the company having passed more than 19 million homes and businesses with fibre -- some two thirds of the UK -- the new recruits will help to continue to improve customer service and bring the technology to even more communities.

Joe Garner, CEO, Openreach, said: "Millions of customers depend on broadband and they rely on us to keep them connected, whatever the weather. Our engineers do an incredible job. They have been rolling out fibre broadband faster than anywhere else in the world, and at the same time completing hundreds of thousands of jobs each week to keep people connected throughout the UK - an amazing achievement.

Recruitment for the new roles is already underway in parts of the country.

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