March 16, 2018 1.45 pm This story is over 49 months old

Openreach creates 30 new Lincolnshire jobs

New Lincolnshire engineering jobs.

More than 30 new trainee engineering jobs are being opened up in Lincolnshire as part of Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive.

Digital network business Openreach will be hiring trainee engineers in Boston, Gainsborough, Horncastle, Louth, Skegness and Stamford as part of its 3,500 person expansion.

The trainees will work with the telecoms engineers expanding, upgrading and maintaining Openreach’s national broadband network.

Part of the role will also involve helping to deliver new ultrafast fibre services, speeds of 100 Megabits per second, to homes in Lincolnshire.

The business is aiming to install ‘full fibre’ networks in the homes of ten million British premises by the mid-2020s. It has committed to making the networks available to three million British homes by 2020.

If conditions are right, Openreach hopes to bring the ultrafast broadband to the majority of homes and businesses in the UK.

4k movies require around 20 Megabits a second to stream without interruption, speeds of 100 Megabits per second would allow residents to watch five 4k movies at the same time.

The starting salary for trainee engineer roles id £20,000. People can find out more about career and training options, and send an application, here.

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.

“We are already investing in upskilling our engineering team and today’s announcement of new jobs, including 120 in the East Midlands, underlines our commitment to make our ‘Fibre First’ programme a reality – future-proofing Britain’s broadband network and supporting emerging mobile technologies like 5G.”

Richard Hall, infrastructure delivery director for Openreach in the East Midlands, said: “This latest recruitment represents a further major investment in Lincolnshire and is very exciting news for the whole 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.”