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BT brings jobs boost to city

BT has announced plans to bring hundreds of new roles to its state-of-the-art new offices in Birmingham.

The tech and telecoms company has unveiled plans to bolster its Digital workforce which will see around 460 new specialised jobs brought to the second city. The majority will be brought on board by April 2024.

BT already employs more than 1,700 people in Birmingham and over 6,000 across the West Midlands region, with the news set to increase the company’s presence in the area.

The new employees will be appointed to highly-skilled future-proofed roles including product management, software engineering, cloud, design, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and agile delivery.

Last year BT opened the doors to its state-of-the-art new offices at Three Snow Hill which will serve as home to the new recruits and a base for up to 3,500 colleagues.

The announcement forms part of BT’s drive to expand its Digital arm, which is responsible for leading its digital transformation and creating innovative new products and services.

Harmeen Mehta, chief digital and innovation officer at BT, said: “Digital was founded to accelerate BT’s transformation, innovation and return to growth. To succeed, we need to bring in and upskill the top digital talent, and our efforts will boost the tech communities along the way.”

The new Birmingham roles form part of a 1,000-strong recruitment drive across the UK focussed on BT’s key regional hubs in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Ipswich and London.