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BT to recruit 300 best tech graduates

17 Mar 14  | Technology

BT plans to add 300 of the UK's best tech, business and science graduates to its workforce - offering them a wide range of roles across the business. reports that there are 730 apprenticeships up for grabs too, giving fresh graduates a chance to build some hands-on experience.

In addition, BT will launch a new kind of apprenticeship which focuses on digital media. Students on the course can pick up skills in web development and digital media distribution.

The firm will recruit double the amount of graduates it did last year and has significantly increased the number of apprenticeships available. It's perhaps no surprise, given Clive Selley, chief executive of BT's technology, service and operations, believes young people don't have access to the training they need to work in the UK's emerging industries.

This could also be why BT is offering 1,500 vocational training and work placements, too. Only those who are aged between 18 - 24 and are unemployed are eligible for the courses.

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT, says the firm wants to get thousands of young people involved in its exciting future.

"This is a tough time in the job market, with almost a million young people across the UK struggling to find work," he states, cited by "Every company needs to play its part in ensuring that Britain's future workforce isn't impaired by long-term unemployment."

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