BT starts broadband hiring drive

BT has pledged today to hire 1,600 new engineers to work on its Openreach phone and data network. The telecoms firm said the jobs are being created by its efforts to connect the whole country to superfast broadband lines. More than two-thirds of UK premises in the UK are now near an Openreach cable, the firm revealed earlier this month. BT said it expects “a significant number” of the new roles to be filled by former servicemen and women.