Openreach has announced to create around 250 new jobs in Wales during this year. Moreover, the company is continuously expanding their operations and are investing billions of pounds in broadband network.
Huge Recruitment Drive
The broadband distribution giant has declared this as part of their largest recruitment drive in history. Currently, they are looking to fill more than 4,000 vacancies across United Kingdom. Their purpose is to deliver improved customer services and better customer experience. The large recruitment drive is to help the company to reach 25 million UK homes and businesses by December 2026.The national broadband and telephone network say new recruits will be based across all parts of Wales including rural areas as well. These include Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys, Penbrokeshire, Swansea, Cardiff, and Newport.
Focus on Diverse and Inclusive Teams
Having a workforce of around 2,300 across Wales, Openreach employs the nation’s largest team of telecoms engineers and professionals. The company recruited more than 600 women employees as trainee engineers in 2021. This was part of its efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive team in a field which is traditionally dominated by men. Moreover, 50 of the newly hired female engineers were from Wales. Openreach are aiming to hire at least 20 percent women as trainee engineers during this year. In addition, they also intend to hire 50 percent women in external hires for management positions by 2025.
“Openreach is a people business first and foremost, so I’m proud that we’re continuing to invest heavily in our people, having hired and trained more than 8,000 new engineers over the last two years. We’re rightly recognized as one of the best big companies to work for in Wales”. Openreach CEO, Clive Shelly said in his statement.
Openreach’s National Learning Centre
Openreach’s National Learning Centre for Wales in Newport opened last year and the First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford inaugurated it. It expects to train up to 6,000 new and existing Openreach engineers from across Wales during a year. The new roles offer a very competitive starting salary and long-term career prospects. The candidates don’t need any formal qualifications to apply. However, applicants must have a driving license, a strong work ethic, great customer service skills and an enthusiasm to work outdoors.
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