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Standard User SplendidTom
(learned) Sun 04-Feb-18 12:02:12
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[re: lincsboy1979] [link to this post]
 
That's 23,000 applications but then that obviously shrinks as you go further through the process. People that don't bother starting the process at all after the initial application, then those that don't pass the online test, then the video interview, then the assessment centre, etc etc.

Also I saw an article online that they're hiring 3000 engineers.

BT is to create 3,000 engineering jobs this year as part of a plan to speed up the rollout of fibre broadband and eliminate “not-spots” in cities and suburban areas.

BT has said Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester will make up the first phase of the roll-outs, which will connect up to 40 British towns and cities over the next decade.
Standard User Hoss28
(member) Sun 04-Feb-18 13:19:00
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[re: sotond] [link to this post]
 
I did exactly all that....but wait until you're somewhere remote and have no phone signal!!!!
Standard User Nrfk25
(newbie) Sun 04-Feb-18 14:14:07
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[re: GG89] [link to this post]
 
No worries. It's all been fairly plain sailing mate, no real dramas. The real learning starts when you get let out on your own, as you can imagine. I work in Norfolk and yeah, you're only buddied for roughly 3 weeks after completing your residential training.


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Standard User Nrfk25
(newbie) Sun 04-Feb-18 14:18:07
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[re: Jem8472] [link to this post]
 
The most difficult aspect of the residential training will probably be your dropwire course. By no means is this overly taxing but you usually get one failing from each group for a safety reason or forgetting something altogether in the final assessment.

With that said, it really isn't anything to worry about as long as you listen.

Good luck with your assessment!
Standard User Nrfk25
(newbie) Sun 04-Feb-18 14:20:55
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[re: MMCMME] [link to this post]
 
Training hard? Not at all as long as you follow the given steps/instructions.There's no real outside preparation that can be done. Just be willing to ask questions if you need to so you give yourself the best possible base to work off of when you go out on your own.
Standard User sotond
(newbie) Sun 04-Feb-18 15:08:21
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[re: Hoss28] [link to this post]
 
No doubt I'll have that problem,just saying a lot seems to depend on what area you go into and who you end up working with and for as to how well you can get on,a few guys I started training with have also left due to lack of support
Standard User Jem8472
(regular) Sun 04-Feb-18 15:28:30
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[re: Nrfk25] [link to this post]
 
The assessment went well. I think. I am just waiting now. Hopefully I will pass. I will be in Norfolk if I get on it.
Standard User robsheep2000
(newbie) Sun 04-Feb-18 17:35:13
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[re: Hoss28] [link to this post]
 
Interesting to know what area you are in as I have a job already but cant wait to get off to openreach because I hate my job. I have the no vacancies at this moment email like you did last year so it could be a while yet.
Standard User eckiedoo
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 04-Feb-18 18:18:36
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[re: lincsboy1979] [link to this post]
 
Interesting, that figure of 23,000 applicants last year.

That is close to the total number actually in OR's employment, all staff including admin.
Standard User Jbs89
(regular) Sun 04-Feb-18 18:48:01
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[re: Nrfk25] [link to this post]
 
How difficult people find the training will depend probably on their background. If you're technically minded and have an aptitude for picking things up quickly then I don't think it should be too much of a problem. If you think you're good enough to apply for an engineering job then you should be fine.

Edited by Jbs89 (Sun 04-Feb-18 19:45:42)

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