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BT Wholesale leading the way with award-winning apprenticeship scheme

BT Wholesale have recently been award Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards.

BT Wholesale is delighted to announce they have recently won the Best Apprenticeship Scheme award at the Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards.

The company have ambitious plans for 2020 and beyond, focusing on introducing a skills training programme that empowers apprentices to drive change, share ideas and take ownership of projects in their first foray in the working world. With the rising costs of going to university and uncertain career prospects upon graduation, apprenticeships are now being increasingly recognised as a valid alternative to studying for a degree.

As a group, BT has recently announced it has created more than 1,600 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs to join its over 80,000 strong UK workforce, recruiting talent into the company across areas as diverse as engineering, customer service, TV production, and cyber-security to support the UK’s fast-growing digital sectors. The new recruits will also support the company’s plans to extend 4G coverage and build the latest 5G networks around the UK.

I’m often blown away by the brilliant work our apprentices are doing. Their fresh perspective, drive to consume and learn and their eagerness to challenge and change is inspiring. This award couldn’t have happened without their enthusiasm and I’m so pleased that our scheme has been recognised by Comms Dealer.

Alex Tempest, Managing Director, BT Wholesale

I believe the traditional university route just isn’t as effective any more in the modern world – high levels of debt, poor value for money and lack of real-world working experience were never attractive to me – however the 4 year Degree Apprenticeship scheme in BT Wholesale’s Media & Broadcast division has given me more opportunities than any student lifestyle could. Valuable experience, working hands on with projects for major customers across different skillsets such as finance, marketing, product management and technical, wider pan-BT opportunities through various networking opportunities and communities have been very beneficial to growing my career. BT Wholesale’s scheme has been life-changing to me and fellow apprentices, putting us on track to developing into future leaders of our organisation.

Callum Elsdon, Degree Apprentice , BT Media & Broadcast

BT is a leading employer of apprentices in the UK, investing in training thousands of people to give them the digital skills they’ll need to prosper in the working world.  Our apprentices enable us to bring in new perspectives and develop a highly skilled, committed workforce. 

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