Openreach recruitment drive

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Seventy five new trainee engineers will be hired across Cornwall as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.

The announcement follows news that Openreach will accelerate plans to build more ultrafast Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) broadband across the country.

The 75 new Cornish roles, part of 3,500 available across the UK during the next 12 months, will be located in communities across the county with some of the biggest recruitment expected to take place in Cardinham, Camelford and Callington.

Emma Howarth, programme director in the south west for Openreach, said: “This latest recruitment represents a further major investment in Cornwall and the south west. It’s very exciting news for our region.

“We’re looking forward to men and women from all walks of life applying for these roles at Openreach as we’re keen to engage with the aspiring engineers of tomorrow and to build a diverse workforce that reflects the hugely diverse communities we serve.”