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24 May 2017
Villagers in Plaistow to put new broadband boosting technology through its paces

Households in the West Sussex village of Plaistow have been selected to take part in the first commercial pilot of a new technology to increase the speed of fibre broadband over very long phone lines.
 
 
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Openreach engineers swap hi-viz for hiking boots as they ‘walk the wall’

Openreach engineers swap hi-viz for hiking boots as they ‘walk the wall’

18 May 2017

A sixteen-strong team of Openreach engineers is taking on the challenge of one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks – Hadrian’s Wall – to raise money for worthy causes. Read more


Villagers in Argyll and the Western Isles to put new broadband boosting technology through its paces

Villagers in Argyll and the Western Isles to put new broadband boosting technology through its paces

18 May 2017

Households in the villages of Clachan and Whitehouse on the Kintyre peninsula and on the island of Eriskay in the Hebrides have been selected to take part in the first commercial pilot of a new technology to increase the speed of fibre broadband over very long phone lines. Read more


Big-hearted broadband engineer scales new heights to answer charity call

Big-hearted broadband engineer scales new heights to answer charity call

16 May 2017

One of our engineers is swapping the information superhighway for the hills of Yorkshire – but it’s all for a great cause.
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Ray Cherry’s 50 year career has helped deliver the communications revolution

Ray Cherry’s 50 year career has helped deliver the communications revolution

15 May 2017

Ray Cherry, 67, became an apprentice telecoms engineer in January 1967, and for 50 years he has helped deliver the communications revolution. Read more


Wembley appointment beckons for Openreach engineer

Wembley appointment beckons for Openreach engineer

12 May 2017

Openreach apprentice engineer, Rob Briggs, is temporarily hanging up his hi-viz and heading to Wembley to play in the final of the FA Vase. Read more


From Engineering Apprentice to Operations Manager

From Engineering Apprentice to Operations Manager

10 May 2017

Bethany, one of our Engineering Apprentices and the face of BT’s annual report in 2016, has recently been promoted to a Civil Operations Manager in a newly created role. Here, she tells us why she chose an Engineering Apprenticeship and how it helped her have the confidence to apply for her well-deserved promotion. Read more


Kieron's Openreach Apprenticeship

Kieron's Openreach Apprenticeship

03 May 2017

Kieron Fitzpatrick lives in the beautiful area of Dunoon, where he's an Apprentice Openreach Engineer. He tells us about the challenges of working in a rural area and all the great stuff he's getting out of his apprenticeship. Read more


Ashley's Openreach Engineering Apprenticeship

Ashley's Openreach Engineering Apprenticeship

03 May 2017

Ashley Pitchford always knew she was interested in working in a technical field and she's joined us as a Network Engineer in Openreach. She talked to us about her role and why choosing an Apprenticeship made sense for her. Read more


Openreach engineer, Dougie, looks back on his 44-year career

Openreach engineer, Dougie, looks back on his 44-year career

02 May 2017

Dougie Squance, an Openreach customer service engineer, looks back fondly on his 44-year career supporting rural communities in the Scottish Borders
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