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Employer Information

  • Application deadline: 2010 applicants' cycle will run from late-autumn 2009 to March 2010.
  • Starting salaries: £27k+
  • Regions: Nationwide
  • Industries: Communications, Technology
  • Website: http://bt.com/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: N/A
  • Address: London Office:

British Telecommunications plc
81 Newgate Street

What is BT?

BT or British Telecom, is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services, running operations in 170 countries over 5 continents. It offers networking and IT services, local, national and international telecommunication services, as well as providing high value broadband and internet services (like the broadband I am using right now!) BT's 2007/2008 turnover topped £20billion pounds, making it an excellent oportunity for graduate employment.

What roles are available at BT?

Professional Services and Customer Experience; ICT; Functional Specialist

Application process for BT.

Apply online at http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/Graduates/Applynow/Theapplicationprocess/Theapplicationprocess.htm

Entry requirements and type of person suited for BT.

At least a 2:1 degree, though a 2:2 is acceptable if that applicant also has a post-graduate degree, and 280 UCAS points is the requirement for BT's graduate programmes. A grade B in GCSE maths is required for the Finance roles. Applicants should posses integrity, leadership, team-work and communication skills, be well co-ordinated, creative and enthusiastic in the area they have applied for. Strong business acumen is also a useful quality for all schemes.

Future prospects and training at BT.

BT's training schemes involve a number of core and streamed modules to prepare graduates for the jobs they will be moving into when their training is complete. BT also supports its graduates intending to increase their career prospects by taking relevant industry and job-specific exams.

Other comments about BT.


If you have applied to BT, we would like you to hear from you. Please use the following form to detail your experiences of application, to aid those interested in following a similar career path.

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