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BT Group to recruit nearly 40 apprentices and graduates in Belfast

Group meeting at BT Belfast apprenticeship programme

BT Group has today announced plans to recruit nearly 40 apprentices and graduates in Belfast for its September 2024 intake.


The company will recruit talent into the company across areas as diverse as software engineering, customer service, applied research, data analytics and cyber-security to support the UK’s fast-growing digital sectors.


A total of 39 positions will be recruited to include 28 graduate roles and 11 apprenticeships.


The new roles will be based at BT Group’s flagship Riverside Tower office at Lanyon Place in the heart of the city.


The building, which officially completed a multi-million-pound refurbishment last year, forms part of BT Group’s Better Workplace Programme - the largest workplace improvement programme and consolidation scheme of its type ever undertaken in the UK. 

Holly Patton - an apprentice with BT in Belfast

Holly Patton

Holly Patton is a Managed Service Apprentice for BT Group based in Belfast. She said:

“People assume apprenticeships are only considered as a backup option if university plans fall through, or if you don’t achieve high grades. Joining an apprenticeship is probably one of the best options available nowadays, as practical experience is invaluable, especially when looking for a job in IT.


“An apprenticeship is an amazing way to get on the job experience and to build on existing knowledge, or start completely from scratch.”


BT Group is one of the UK’s largest private sector apprenticeship employers and has recruited more than 3,000 apprentices and graduates over the past five years. The company offers apprenticeships ranging from level two, the equivalent to GCSE standard through to level seven, a master’s degree.


In 2023, BT Group was ranked second in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK and as part of its Manifesto for responsible, inclusive, and sustainable growth the company has pledged to build a more diverse talent pool.


Elaine Bergin, Director of Colleague Experience, BT Group said:

“As one of the largest private sector employers of apprentices and graduates in the UK, we continue to recruit and attract brilliant people into our business and we offer unparalleled opportunities to those who join us.


“As we build a better BT Group, we’re developing a pipeline of future talent to help grow our business, deliver great outcomes for our customers and to help underpin economic growth in the UK.”


For more information on how to apply for an apprenticeship or graduate job at BT Group, please visit:


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