New apprenticeships and graduate jobs will be made available in Lincoln thanks to a new scheme introduced by BT.
Lincoln will be one of five cities in the East Midlands to benefit from the nationwide scheme. Other cities include Derby, Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham.
BT will employ around 1,400 new apprentices and graduates in a range of roles from cybersecurity and software development to research and innovation across the UK.
It will see new recruits working on the roll-out of superfast fibre broadband across the county as well as equipping the next generation with the skills and training needed to meet the challenges the UK faces in the coming years with the development of new digital technologies.
Owen Moody, BT’s East Midlands Regional Director, said: “These apprenticeships and graduate jobs offer great opportunities for people in the East Midlands to be part of one of the world’s most exciting and rapidly-developing industries and one of the UK’s leading companies.
“The new recruits will play a vital role in providing essential services and helping the region’s businesses and households make the most of technologies, which are transforming the way we live and work.
“High quality careers such as these are essential to the future success and prosperity of the East Midlands.”
Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT, said: “Technology is changing all the time and companies need to support and train young people to develop the skills required for successful careers in essential areas such as science, engineering and IT.
“The UK has been ranked as the leading digital economy in the G20 for the past five years, and our investment in these people will help this continue.”