School Leavers' Challenge

School Leavers' Challenge

About BT

BT is the longest established communication company in the world. Since we started in 1846, we’ve really focused on our vision of using the power of communications to make a better world. We’ve evolved from a telecoms company and now offer other exciting services and products for our customers such as fibre, sport and mobile (amongst many more!). Today, we work in 170 countries, with global offices from Sao Paolo to Sydney, and with over 900,000 business customers.

We’re the UK’s number one technology sector investor in research and development with 14,000 scientists and technologists coming up with the next groundbreaking idea.

Through us, millions of people connect with friends and family, share memorable moments together and enjoy a world of incredible entertainment at their fingertips.

Opportunities with BT

We’re really proud to continue to be involved in this competition as we’re so passionate about investing in people and enabling them to reach their full potential. Our business is all about people. Those who join us are given the opportunity to embark on really amazing careers at such an exciting time for us. We’re growing and expanding to develop new products and services and those who join us can get really involved and play a key role.

If you’re interested in learning more you can read about the apprentice, internship and graduate programmes we offer by clicking the links below.

We have a huge variety of different roles, with many locations available. All our new recruits are supported with award-winning training and development to help them achieve brilliant things here. We hired just over 1,000 individuals onto our programmes this year so there’s a huge social community and network to be part of.

If you have any questions about our roles, or perhaps more generally about career guidance and future opportunities, please use the contact details listed on the above websites. A member of our recruitment team will happily get back to you with guidance.

We wish everyone entering the competition the best of luck!

An overview of BT's business

BT Sport

We're shaking up the market and we're returning sport to grassroots fans. Our revolutionary sports channels are already bringing excitement to over 5 million UK homes. BT Sport is changing the game - from offering Barclays Premier League football for free, to broadcasting thrilling Champions League matches and building the biggest sports studios in Europe.


Available through state of the art YouView and other set top boxes, our package includes over 100 channels, plus catch-up TV and the nation’s largest on-demand library.


We’re well on the way to bringing superfast fibre optic broadband to more than 90% of UK homes. Customer demand for faster broadband is still growing; that’s why expansion is at the heart of our plans. We’ve invested £700m just to reach under-served rural areas as we know this is really important for our customers. Openreach provides the vital infrastructure that is the foundation of the UK’s vibrant internet economy.


We’ve built the UK’s largest superfast fixed network, which we’ll combine with the UK’s best mobile network to offer more innovative services. EE has the biggest 4G mobile network in the UK. It delivers mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has around 550 retail stores and serves more than 31 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.

BT business and global services

We’re a leading global business communications provider. We help around 6,200 corporate and public-sector customers across 180 countries embrace the digital age, innovate and work more efficiently. And we’re passionate about helping businesses, big and small, use the power of technology and communications to grow, compete and thrive. In the UK and Ireland, we play an important role across the public and private sector – from managing the 999 service, to running a large fleet of vehicles via BT Fleet. Outside of the UK and Ireland, Global Services serve 87% of the FTSE100 companies with around 7,000 clients in more than 170 countries. We regularly launch new innovative services to meet our customers’ needs. This year alone, we have provided new products that will enable governments around the world to identify and react to dangerous security threats.

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