Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications

112 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
24 June 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


UK telecommunications company, BT has announced plans to expand its workforce by creating 112 new broadband and phone engineers in BT Openreach in Scotland.

The 112 new jobs will be spread across locations in Orkney, Oban, Greenock, Galashiels, the Highlands, Islands and the north east. The frontline engineers will be involved in installing new lines, fixing faults and rolling out high-speed broadband. BT received funding from the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund. The creation of these new jobs is on top of more than 260 jobs created by BT in Scotland in 2014, with BT Openreach now employing 2,800 people. The new jobs in Scotland form part of BT’s plans to recruit an additional 500 engineers across the United Kingdom during 2015.


  • 24 June 2015: ISP review
  • 24 June 2015: The Daily Record


Eurofound (2015), BT Openreach, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 83820, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83820.