BT adds 2,800 job roles to Digital workforce, cuts external contractors

BT announced plans to grow its in-house Digital talent resource to 6,300 people, from 3,500 at the start of the financial year (1 April 2022). The majority will be brought on board by April 2024.
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BT’s FY23 financial outlook remains unchanged as the costs associated with these hiring plans are offset by a reduction in its reliance on subcontracted labor. BT did not reveal the reduction in the number of subcontracted workers.

“Digital was founded to accelerate BT’s transformation, innovation and return to growth. To succeed, we need to bring in and upskill the top digital talent, and our efforts will boost the tech communities in the UK and India along the way,” said Harmeen Mehta, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at BT.

BT aims to on-board approx 1,000 new UK colleagues around BT’s hub sites in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Ipswich and London.

Bt India will recruit approximately 1,800 colleagues, centred around BT’s hubs in Bengaluru and Gurugram.

BT is looking for employees in product management, software engineering, cloud, design, data, AI and machine learning and agile delivery.

BT said it is focusing on entry talent, who could make up as many as 400 of the planned headcount, focused on apprentices, graduates, women returners and others starting their careers in Digital. The company is working with organizations like Code First Girls and 10,000 Black Interns.

For more information on current roles, to learn more and apply, you can visit Digital careers site. The roles will be open to current colleagues elsewhere in the business, as well as external candidates. As a result of in-housing these roles, BT will reduce its use of external contractors.