Openreach to recruit 3,500 new trainee engineers to rollout FTTP

Openreach has confirmed that 3,500 trainee engineers will be recruited over the coming year. They will work to deliver Openreach’s full-fibre broadband to 3 million premises by 2020. The infrastructure company has pledged to make Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband capable of speeds of up to 1Gbps available, which is significantly better than a superfast broadband line at 24 Mbps. Work for the network will start at London, Manchester, Liverpool , Leeds, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol shortly. The work starts the roll-out to achieve the goal of making a footprint 10 million premises wide, by the middle of 2020.

The Chief Executive of Openreach, Clive Selley, believes the new recruits will play a vital role in UK’s success and prosperity in future. He stated that the announcement of new jobs shows their commitment towards realising the Fibre First programme and to future-proof the broadband network and support simultaneously any emerging mobile tech like 5G. Clive Selley is confident the investment in people and infrastructure will enable Britain to achieve social and economic benefits, through a more reliable and faster broadband service .

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has commended the announcement and said families and business across the country will welcome the new full-fibre broadband technology. Furthermore, the creation of 3500 highly skilled new jobs will be a boost to UK’s talented workforce and to building an economy fit for the future, he added.

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