BT jobs boost for Liverpool

Aerial view of Liverpool

BT today announced a major recruitment drive in Liverpool.

The company confirmed it plans to recruit 240 staff to support the growth of  high-speed broadband services.

Most of the recruits will be employed as full-time customer service advisors. There will also be some additional managerial roles. All of them will be based at BT’s Lancaster
House offices in Old Hall Street.

The first wave of recruitment begins today (Monday, December 2) with local  advertising.

More information about the jobs will also be available from: http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/Ourlocations/UK/Customerserviceopportunities/index.htm

Mike Blackburn, BT’s regional director for the North West, said: “BT is already one of  Liverpool’s largest private sector employers and we are keen to further expand our presence in the city.

“Liverpool is a great city to do business in. It has excellent communications with the rest of the UK and further afield, and we have been impressed by the quality of the
people we have recruited in the past.

“BT has an exciting future and we want Liverpool to be part of our growing success.

“We are particularly looking for outgoing people who are interested in a career in one of the UK’s leading companies. They do not have to have had previous customer service experience.”

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “This is fantastic news and a real vote of  confidence in Liverpool by BT.

“We are committed to doing all we can to bring additional jobs and investment to the city, and this announcement means that a significant number of good quality positions will be created for local people by a blue chip employer.

“I am absolutely delighted that they have chosen Liverpool and it builds on our already strong partnership with the company.”

After undergoing thorough training, it is hoped the first advisors will be ready to start supporting customers from March 2014. Recruitment will continue during the year and it is expected to be completed by next autumn.”