Telecoms giant BT is to recruit more than 100 engineers to support the maintenance and further roll-out of its high-speed fibre broadband network in Scotland.
The company is looking for new recruits across the country but a third of the posts which will sit within BT’s Openreach division will be based in either the Highlands and Islands or in the north east.
Fraser Rowberry, general manager of Openreach in Scotland, said: “Across the UK we plan to recruit around 500 more front-line engineers this year, as well as apprentices and graduates.
“I’m delighted such a high proportion of this recruitment will be in Scotland.
“Our engineers are passing another 5,000 Scottish premises a week with fibre broadband at the same time as completing 12,000 jobs a week to install new lines, repair faults and keep people and businesses connected.”
Mr Rowberry said they were looking for people who were willing to “get stuck in” and build strong community relations and quality infrastructure.
“They’ll help build and maintain our network infrastructure and deliver fibre products and services into homes and offices. These are high quality posts.”