250 new engineering jobs to be created

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BT has announced plans to create up to 250 new engineering jobs in the south east including in Portsmouth as part of a major recruitment drive.

The latest intake of engineers will help to continue to improve customer service and bring high-speed fibre broadband to even more communities.

Jon Weaver, BT’s south east regional director, said: ‘BT is leading the economic recovery of the south east as one of the region’s largest investors.

‘Not only are we building a superfast broadband network, which is giving a major boost to the region’s households and businesses, we are creating highly skilled local jobs.

‘Working with our partners in the public sector we are determined to ensure that the south east is in the best position possible to take full advantage of the superfast broadband revolution.

‘The region should be really positive about its future.

‘The opportunities for businesses to grow and for households to benefit from enhanced online learning and entertainment are immense.’