BT to create new jobs in the region

BT to create new jobs in the region

BT to create new jobs in the region

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant BT has singled out York as a key recruitment location as it announced plans to create 80 new jobs in the York region.

The firm is looking to fill 80 engineering vacancies in Yorkshire and the Humber as part of a recruitment drive across the UK, and has said it is particularly keen to hire in York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Bridlington and Leeds.

BT expects a significant number of the engineering roles to be taken up by ex-servicemen and women.

Tom Keeney, BT’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “BT is leading the economic recovery of Yorkshire and the Humber as one of the region’s largest investors.

“Not only are we building a superfast broadband network, which is giving a major boost to the region’s households and businesses, we are creating highly skilled local jobs offering exciting careers, such as those announced.

“Working with our partners in the public sector we are determined to ensure that Yorkshire and the Humber is in the best position possible to take full advantage of the superfast broadband revolution.

“The region should be really positive about its future.

“Exciting times lie ahead for both BT and the region.

“The opportunities for businesses to grow and for households to benefit from enhanced online learning and entertainment are immense.”

Recruitment for the 1,600 new roles nationwide is already under way in parts of the country.

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9:55am Tue 27 May 14

petethefeet says...

Me thinks it is a 'bum-news' day!
Me thinks it is a 'bum-news' day! petethefeet
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11:58am Tue 27 May 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Superfast broadband is superslowly becoming a joke in areas like Pocklington and Bishop Wilton who aren't even included in the fibre cable roll out which ran out of funds at Wilberfoss and is expected to take at least another five years to happen. They have to save up you see.

Broadband revolution, Exciting Times, positive future, opportunities


In rural areas BT words are twaddle and spin at "superfast" 2 mbps.
Superfast broadband is superslowly becoming a joke in areas like Pocklington and Bishop Wilton who aren't even included in the fibre cable roll out which ran out of funds at Wilberfoss and is expected to take at least another five years to happen. They have to save up you see. [quote]Broadband revolution, Exciting Times, positive future, opportunities[/quote] In rural areas BT words are twaddle and spin at "superfast" 2 mbps. Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 5

12:31pm Tue 27 May 14

heworth.28 says...

Another article which is just a regurgitated press release and features no real analysis.
Another article which is just a regurgitated press release and features no real analysis. heworth.28
  • Score: 2

3:34pm Tue 27 May 14

Pedro says...

I welcome all new jobs, although it won't be one which I can have. If you want Superfast broadband in rural areas go for broadband by satellite. Bit more expensive, but not that expensive given house prices in some villages around York!
I welcome all new jobs, although it won't be one which I can have. If you want Superfast broadband in rural areas go for broadband by satellite. Bit more expensive, but not that expensive given house prices in some villages around York! Pedro
  • Score: 2

5:52pm Tue 27 May 14

spottycow says...

Should never have got rid off reliable men its come back to bite you B T .
Should never have got rid off reliable men its come back to bite you B T . spottycow
  • Score: 2

7:07pm Tue 27 May 14

petethefeet says...

Pedro wrote:
I welcome all new jobs, although it won't be one which I can have. If you want Superfast broadband in rural areas go for broadband by satellite. Bit more expensive, but not that expensive given house prices in some villages around York!
Hi Pedro. Satellite might be ok for UDP-based 'stream'-based protocols but it's rubbish for TCP-based transmission (file-transfers, etc). I did some work at Cape Kennedy trying to optimise end-point operating systems and their applications to cope with the measured 713 millisecond round-trip delay to the geostationary satellite and I struggled like hell to get the best possible performance over VSAT. With TCP, as data rates increase then the round-trip delay becomes all important!
[quote][p][bold]Pedro[/bold] wrote: I welcome all new jobs, although it won't be one which I can have. If you want Superfast broadband in rural areas go for broadband by satellite. Bit more expensive, but not that expensive given house prices in some villages around York![/p][/quote]Hi Pedro. Satellite might be ok for UDP-based 'stream'-based protocols but it's rubbish for TCP-based transmission (file-transfers, etc). I did some work at Cape Kennedy trying to optimise end-point operating systems and their applications to cope with the measured 713 millisecond round-trip delay to the geostationary satellite and I struggled like hell to get the best possible performance over VSAT. With TCP, as data rates increase then the round-trip delay becomes all important! petethefeet
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