The possibilities are endless ….
Apprentices earn a salary and learn on the job from experienced colleagues to gain role-specific skills. In addition, apprentices attend college to work towards a nationally recognised professional qualification in their chosen career path.
In a nutshell, the main benefit of an apprenticeship is that you can earn as well as learn.
BT is the world’s most established communications company employing 90,000 people across 170 countries which offers a world of possibilities for all globally. We help people to communicate anywhere, at any time and with any technology they want.
Known as a major technology player who pioneers the digital advances that shape and drive the information age BT help people create, collaborate and communicate better than ever before.
In the UK we are a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector.
What you’ll be doing
These roles will suit anyone who likes to work independently and enjoys the outdoors (in all types of weather). It’s also a great choice for anyone who loves a challenge and is prepared to drive regularly to perform the work required.
The field engineering roles involve entering business and residential customers’ homes and working within family environments. For both these scenarios interpersonal skills are really useful, as is the ability to be flexible and think quick.
Working in power, for example, overcoming power failures in the network, requires training in electrics where mathematics is a key asset. A grade B in GCSE Maths is a necessity. Apprentices seeking to work in radio and rigging need to have a good head for heights as some of this activity is carried out in various radio towers and other tall buildings.
Power, switch, radio and network roles are all of a specialised nature. They tend to cover a larger geographical area which means a ‘can do’ attitude is necessary to help make sure the whole team succeeds.
About the training
Our apprenticeships are designed so they offer a structured programme that takes the apprentices through the skills they need to do a job well. Along the way there are targets and checks to make sure each apprentice is supported and is making progress.
Most training is delivered on the job. You will be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field who will deliver the learning and support to make sure you are on track and making progress. In addition time is spent at college with a local training provider to consolidate this learning in a classroom environment as you progress to achieving your apprenticeship.
The outcome of this blended learning method will be a vocational qualiﬁcation for our apprentices which will be useful in their job and help them succeed in their future career.
Within BT you will receive plenty of support and encouragement, not only from your manager but also from our dedicated apprentice development team, who will help you create a personal development plan and coach you throughout the journey as you work towards your apprenticeship.
What’s on offer
Great work deserves great rewards. In return for your ideas, commitment and ambition, you'll earn a salary and a range of benefits as soon - as you join.
We offer a starting salary of £14,114 per annum, which is reviewed on an annual basis. Every apprentice also enjoys a great benefits package.
On top of your salary, you'll receive:
• 22 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing to 30 days after 18 years
• Free broadband (and BT Vision and BT Sport for £1)
• Generous contributory pension
• Opportunity to buy shares with the BT Sharesave scheme
• Season ticket loan
• Discounts from other companies on everything from insurance to computing equipment
• Fully funded training and study leave for professional exams
What are the career prospects
You’ll receive all the training, career advice, and encouragement you need to get off to a great start in your career, developing a real breadth and depth of knowledge. Crucially, we'll also give you the chance to take control of your own career. So, where and how far you go is up to you.
What do I need
Anyone in UK can apply for an apprenticeship if they’re:
•16 or over when they start their apprenticeship
•Eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis
•Not in full-time education
BT offers three levels of apprenticeship and to be eligible to apply you must have attained or be expecting to achieve:
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English*
Minimum 2 A levels grade C or above
Minimum 3 A levels grades BCC or above
` * verified equivalent qualifications accepted
The majority of our engineering apprenticeships are at the Advanced level with a few at the Higher level. In addition you will need the following:
•Full UK driving licence or passed your driving test by the time you start work with us
•Not suffering from colour blindness
•Comfortable working in confined spaces and / or at heights
Where we are recruiting
Central London, Greater London, Highlands & Islands, NE Scotland, NW Scotland, West Central Scotland, SE Scotland, SW Scotland, Northumberland & Wearside, West Yorkshire, Humber, South Yorkshire, Chesterfield, Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Stoke, Chester, Shrewsbury, North Wales, Mid Wales, Swansea, West Wales, Cardiff, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Northampton, Swindon, Thames Valley, Southampton, Bournemouth, Taunton, Exeter, Truro, Sussex, Surrey, Peterborough, Colchester, Ipswich, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Romford, Hemel Hempstead, Luton
How do I find out more
We know you don’t make career decisions lightly - neither do we! We want people who can reach their potential within a culture of opportunity that motivates people to aim high, whilst giving them all the support and tools they need to succeed.