GEN112/20 Openreach is announcing over 5,000 new jobs

18/12/2020    For Information

This briefing is for Communications Providers (CPs).

This briefing is to inform CPs about our intention to create over 5,000 new UK-based engineering jobs, to be filled during 2021.

Openreach is pleased to announce we’re creating 5,300 new UK-based engineering jobs, to be filled during 2021.

The new roles, located in communities throughout the country, will enable us to continue improving service levels across our existing networks, whilst building and connecting customers to our new, ultrafast, ultra-reliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband network at a record pace.

This includes more than 2,500 full-time jobs in our service and network build divisions, as well as around 2,800 positions in our UK supply chain partners.

The announcement supports our Full Fibre broadband programme – which aims to reach 20 million homes and businesses by the mid-to-late 2020s. Openreach engineers are now delivering faster, more reliable connectivity to another 40,000 homes and businesses every week, or the equivalent of a home every 15 seconds.

We have also made a commitment to upgrade all 27,000 Openreach vehicles - the second largest commercial fleet in the UK - to electric by 2030.

Openreach CEO, Clive Selley, said: “As a major employer and infrastructure builder, we believe Openreach can play a leading role in helping the UK to build back better and greener. Our Full Fibre network build is going faster than ever and we’re now looking for thousands more people to build a career with Openreach and help us upgrade broadband connections and continue improving service levels. We’re also investing in our supply chain, which will support the creation of thousands of jobs based all over the UK.”

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