UK airline announces plans to add 2,800 jobs in UK and India, unlike others in tech sector implementing hiring delays
BT’s Digital unit will add 2,800 jobs in both the UK and India, which is a welcome development for the tech jobs sector.
With many tech companies announcing delays or job cuts, BT’s Digital division will add 1,000 jobs in the UK and 1,800 jobs in India, taking the number of in-house workers to 6,300 by 2024, from 3,500 currently.
The carrier said these hires are part of his plan to significantly accelerate digital transformation in BT with the aim of bringing in more in-house digital expertise.
The 1,000 new jobs in the UK will be located around BT’s hubs in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Ipswich and London.
Meanwhile, the 1,800 new jobs in India will be located around Bengaluru and Gurugram.
BT said the roles will include product management, software engineering, cloud, design, data, AI and machine learning, and agile delivery.
The majority will be brought on board by April 2024, BT said.
“Digital was founded to accelerate BT’s transformation, innovation and return to growth,” said Harmeen Mehta, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at BT.
“To succeed, we need to bring in and upskill the best digital talent, and our efforts along the way will boost the tech communities in the UK and India.”
BT said it will also continue its ambitious upskilling and reskilling programme, including the development of a comprehensive learning resource, the BT Digital Campus, leveraging BT’s leading digital skills platforms and proprietary learning content, to ensure the existing talent can be on the cutting edge of digital technology.
BT’s said it will offset the cost of these new jobs by reducing reliance on subcontractors.
“We are hard at work transforming the way BT handles talent as we add the type of people we want to bring to the heart of this new business unit,” added Mark Murphy, Director of HR, Digital. .
“Newcomers will immediately contribute to the progressive, collaborative, transformative ‘Digital Way’ that is at the heart of how it works.”
BT also said 400 of these planned jobs will be “entry-level talent”, targeting apprentices, graduates, women returning to work and others starting their careers in Digital.
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