OPENREACH builds back better with 295 new East of England jobs alongside electric vehicle upgrade.
2,500 new roles at Openreach and an estimated 2,800 with partners, supporting £12bn broadband project
Commitment to upgrade the UK’s second largest commercial fleet to electric vehicles by 2030
A record 4,000 homes per week are now being reached with Full Fibre
Openreach today bucked the prevailing economic trend by creating 5,300 new UK-based engineering jobs, including at least 295 in the East of England, to be filled during 2021.
The new roles, across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, will enable the company to continue improving service levels across its existing networks, whilst building and connecting customers to its new, ultrafast, ultra-reliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband network at a record pace.
The expansion includes more than 2,500 full-time jobs in Openreach’s own service and network build divisions, as well as an estimated 2,800 positions in its UK supply chain, through partners such as Kelly Group, Kier, MJ Quinn and Telent*.