Openreach Brings Digital Jobs to Brentwood and Ongar

Openreach have been in touch to say they are looking for new recruits to help strengthen its engineering team which builds and maintains its internet and broadband provision to more than 30 million homes and business

Access to the internet is now essential for both work and leisure, and I am all too well aware there are parts of the Brentwood and Ongar constituency which need far faster braodband speeds for home and business use. I know these jobs will help create and service the next generation of digital infrastructure, as well as help maintain the UK’s competitiveness and spread opportunity around the country.

The company is creating seven new jobs in Brentwood and Ongar, with 396 new jobs coming to the East of England as a whole.

Clive Selley, Chief Executive of Openreach, added: “We’re making great progress towards reaching our target of upgrading three million homes and businesses to full fibre by the end of 2020 – reaching 13k premises per week – and these new recruits will play a crucial role in that programme. Openreach is a people business and our new apprentices will enable us to fulfil our commitments, with an ultimate ambition to deliver the best possible connectivity to everyone, everywhere, equally, across the entire country.

Kevin Brady, HR Director, Openreach, said: “We want to get on with the job of delivering full fibre broadband to the UK, and that’s why we need to continue growing our team of highly skilled engineers ready to connect homes and businesses across the nation.

“We want people from all walks of life to apply for roles at Openreach, to build a diverse workforce that reflects the hugely diverse communities we serve. Last year we successfully recruited more women than ever before – and this year we want to go even further. Becoming an engineer can be an incredibly rewarding career, and we’re constantly improving our training and recruitment programmes, providing recognised qualifications, to make sure we attract and keep the best in the business. We’re investing heavily in upskilling our people, so they can now do more for customers in a single visit and we recently launched new career pathways to give our engineers a clear sense of the skills, accountabilities and experience they need to get where they want to be.”

If this sounds like something in which you would be interested, you can find out more about the Trainee Engineer Scheme here