Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Cheltenham, Ipswich, Swindon, Sevenoaks, London and Cardiff
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications

590 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2017


Telecommunications company BT has announced plans to recruit for 590 new positions in its cyber security team. The expansion is part of a drive to recruit 900 jobs worldwide. In addition to the UK positions, jobs are expected to be located elsewhere in Europe, in the Middle East and in the Asia-Pacific region. In the UK jobs will be spread across six sites (Cheltenham, Ipswich, Swindon, Sevenoaks, London and Cardiff) though the numbers at each site have yet to be confirmed. BT expects that 170 of the 590 jobs will be filled by graduates and apprentices and that recruitment will take place over a period of about twelve months. 


  • 13 April 2016: Wales Online
  • 13 April 2016: Techweek Europe


Eurofound (2016), BT, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 87389, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87389.