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BT Plc

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We’re on a mission. To help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

Established: 1981
No. of employees: 102,500
Location: East of England, Greater London, Midlands, North, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales
Website: www.bt.com


So everyone’s heard of us. We’re a broadband and phone company, right? But we bet you didn’t know that we’re involved in a lot more than just that. 

Millions of people rely on our services every day without realising. The NHS, emergency services, air traffic control, contactless payments in shops and banks – they’d all grind to a halt without our services, technology and innovations. Did you know we defend against over 40,000 cyber-attacks a day? Or file over 100 patents for our inventions every year? Or that we’re one of the biggest investors in Research and Development in the country? 

Oh, and we don’t just do this in the UK; we do it in 180 countries around the world. 

To be honest, we don’t like to go on about what we’ve done in the past. We’re much more interested in the future. And that’s why we need you to come and join us.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who want to pitch in. People who want to go places in their career. 

We’re the UK’s number one private sector apprentice programme. Join us as an apprentice and you’ll get hands-on experience in one of the world’s leading tech companies. Our apprentices don’t just make coffee; they learn skills and win awards. They build brilliant careers.  And they do amazing things along the way.

From Day 1, you’ll be playing a crucial part in keeping the country connected. Without us you wouldn’t be able to use the internet. Message your friends, order a cab. Stream TV shows. 

Find out why you should think about an apprenticeship at BT. The path you never considered.

Find out more about the whole range of BT apprenticeships and apply today on BT's career site.


As an apprentice at BT, you can do amazing things. You’ll be part of a global innovations company, connecting our customers for good and creating new possibilities for our customers. You’ll be a hugely important part of our business bringing fresh ideas to all sorts of exciting work. 

Not only are we the UK’s number one private sector apprentice programme, we offer a wide range of different apprenticeships, giving you the chance to specialise in an area that excites you. From Information Technology to Cyber Security, from Engineering to Customer Service, and from Field Support to Sales. Best of all, we’ve got apprenticeships all over the UK, offering you the chance to find the perfect opportunity right on your doorstep.

About our Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeships come in three sizes, so there’s probably something for you whatever your educational level. We offer everything from a 15 month, Level 2 apprenticeship in customer service to four year Level 6 degree apprenticeship in technology. We even offer some level 7 programmes in finance. The sky is really the limit! All our apprenticeships are nationally recognised and some include professional qualifications.

  • Level 2 & Level 3 - You'll work towards a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship framework or standard through work-based learning whilst also achieving functional skills, some apprenticeships are supported by a competence and knowledge based qualifications
  • Level 4 & Level 5 Apprenticeship - You'll work towards Level 4 or Level 5 Apprenticeship through work-based learning which is consolidated by formal learning with a training provider.
  • Level 6 & Level 7 Apprenticeship - You'll work towards Level 6 or Level 7 Apprenticeship through formal learning delivered through formal learning with a training provider, this may include a formal degree qualification issued by a university.

You’ll need to be 16 or over to start a BT apprenticeship.

Our apprenticeship starting salary is £16,422.

Sound cool to you? Why not sign up?

You can join us straight from school or college through the awesome our apprenticeship scheme. And you don’t need to be a coding guru to jump on board. We recruit for apprentices to do pretty much everything: we’re looking for people to maintain our exchanges, help our customers, and become sales specialists….and that’s just for starters. You name it – the chances are there’s an apprenticeship for it. Check out our website for all of our opportunities. We add new ones throughout the year so if you don’t spot something for you right away, then you can always check back later in case there is something new. 

How do I apply?

Find out more about the whole range of BT apprenticeships and apply today on BT's career site.


Love the sound of BT but off to uni? There’s no need to miss out – and you don't need to wait till you graduate either.

We also offer summer and industrial placements, so you can prepare for you can get some great experience in the world of work with us, in the best way for you and your studies:

  • 12 weeks during the summer holiday.
  • An 11-month placement. This is for you if your uni lets you take a one-year break from your studies to gain work experience, or includes an "industrial placement" as part of the course.

To be eligible to do an internship or summer placement with us, you’ll need: 

  • To be in your penultimate year of university
  • On track to achieve a 2.1
  • Some of our roles do ask that you’re studying for a STEM degree. 
  • The right to work in the UK