BT has announced it will be expanding its digital workforce to 6,300 people, adding 2,800 new employees in the UK and India by 2024. The recruitment drive is part of the telecoms company’s plan to bring more core digital expertise in-house.
The company intends to on-board around 1,000 new employees across its London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, and Ipswich hubs, with the majority to be based outside of the capital. In India, around 1,800 new employees will be recruited around BT’s hubs in Bengaluru and Gurugram.
The company has also committed to hiring a diverse range of entry level talent by partnering with organisations such as Code First: Girls and 10,000 Black Interns. BT plans to focus on apprentices, graduates, women returners and others starting their careers in digital to make up around 400 of the proposed new hires.