Want to become a technically skilled engineer while being trained by a leading company and earning a salary? This apprenticeship could be for you.
What is BT's Openreach engineering apprenticeship?
BT Openreach is the section of the company that manages the local network between the BT exchange and the phone or internet outlet in people’s homes and businesses. BT Openreach engineers visit different buildings on behalf of BT and other companies that use the BT network. They install and maintain copper wire and fibre connections across the country.
The BT Openreach engineer apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to learn these skills while earning money and studying for a qualification.
Gafyn is an apprentice with BT Openreach, learning the ropes from experienced copper and fibre jointers. Ruby is an apprentice service technician with Openreach. She’s helping to provide customers with broadband and setting up TV boxes. Read her story here.
BT are looking for young people who...
- Have good communication skills and are happy to chat with customers and build relationships.
- Are passionate about making sure customers have a great service.
- Are keen to work outdoors – come rain or shine!
- Have an aptitude for working with new technology (with full training of course!)
- Want to take pride in finishing a job and doing it well.
- Are physically fit – you don’t need to be an athlete but BT will need you to climb a phone pole and carry a ladder.
- Are ready to get stuck in to challenging work where you have to get your hands dirty from time to time.
Applicants for this apprenticeship must have 4 GCSEs at grade C+, including English and maths. You will also need a full driving license.
How does the training work?
During the Openreach engineering apprenticeship at BT, you will work 37.5 hours each week, learning technical skills and getting to grips with a real-life work place. You will receive training and support from BT to develop all the knowledge and capabilities you need.
As an apprentice you'll work alongside experienced colleagues to gain job-specific skills. You’ll also go to college in order to study for a recognised professional qualification.
How do I apply?
BT are offering 12 different kinds of apprenticeships in 2017. We’re guessing you picked this one because it sounds perfect for you – but check out the others before making your decision, because you can only apply for one.
- When you’re ready to apply, fill out the online application form on the BT website. Check out our advice on filling out application forms for help with this.
- If meet the requirements and put together a strong application, the be asked to complete an online test – and find out straight away whether you’ve got through to the next stage, which is…
- A video interview: You’ll meet some friendly interviewers, who will ask you why you’ve applied for a customer service apprenticeship, and why you’d make an awesome hire!
- If you impress, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre at a location near you, which you’ll attend alongside other candidates.
Ready to apply?
Visit the BT website by clicking the button below to visit the BT Openreach engineering apprenticeship pages. Click on the area you’re interested in (see the Who will I be helping? section above for a reminder) to get your application underway!