Dozens of trainee engineers are being sought by a leading digital network business.
Openreach is looking to hire around 40 trainees across the north east, including North Tyneside, following news it will accelerate plans to build more ultrafast Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) broadband.
The Fibre First programme will deliver expanded ‘full fibre’ FTTP networks in up to 40 towns, cities and boroughs, setting it on a trajectory to reach ten million British premises by the mid-2020s.
Clive Selley, chief executive of Openreach, said: “These trainee engineers will be playing a vital role in the future success and prosperity of the UK.
“Every day, Openreach engineers are working in all weathers across the length and breadth of Britain, connecting homes and businesses and making sure people can access the high quality broadband services they need.
“We are already investing in upskilling our engineering team and today’s announcement of new jobs, including around 40 in the north east, underlines our commitment.”