BT to create 1,000 jobs at new Birmingham hub

© Provided by TechRadar BT Birmingham

BT has opened a new regional hub in Birmingham – the first of several to be opened as part of the company’s office consolidation and decentralisation programme.

As part of the changes, BT will vacate its London St Paul headquarters in favour of a new head office and base its operations at around 30 sites across the UK.

It is hoped the restructure will save £1.3 billion, allow the more streamlined company to react more rapidly to market trends, and means it can get closer to customers. It will also support Openreach’s full fibre rollout and EE’s investments in 5G.

Subscribe to our Telegram News Service
Download our mobile app

BT Birmingham

‘Three Snowhill’ will serve as the telco’s base for the Midlands, eventually accommodating 3,500 staff from across the BT Group and creating 1,000 new jobs. There are currently 225 vacancies in areas such as digital, data, analytics, sales, and HR.

Future hubs will be established across the UK, including in Bristol and Manchester.

“This is our first major regional hub site to open outside London and is a marker of how BT is transforming to meet the needs of our colleagues and our customers,” said BT CEO Philip Jansen.

“It’s also a statement that we’re serious about the ‘levelling up’ agenda. While our head office remains in London, we are committed to creating more opportunities and basing key operations in other areas of the UK too. A number of our senior leaders are now based here in Birmingham, as well as colleagues from across the business in a wide variety of roles, including exciting new technology research and digital product development functions.

Although BT says it will adopt a hybrid working policy to accommodate home and office-based workers, it firmly believes in the future of the office. The Birmingham office is described as a “state of the art” facility with smart building technology, flexible workspaces, collaboration areas, and event spaces.

The firm is also staging a phased return to the office post-pandemic and says the building will comply with all Covid-19 regulations.

“We still see our shared workplaces as central to BT’s future,” added Elaine Bergin, BT director for colleague experience, who herself will be based at Three Snowhill. “They will be places where colleagues come together to connect, collaborate, learn and develop, build friendships and share their experiences.

“We recognise that colleagues need the opportunity to work flexibly, and we can enable that through hybrid working. However, particularly for younger individuals and those joining BT for the first time, the opportunity to learn those soft skills and form positive relationships by working together in the office is invaluable.”

BT’s restructure has not been without controversy, however. The programme will also involve the loss of 13,000 jobs, mainly in back office and middle management roles, with new positions created in engineering and customer service.

 Earlier this year it warded off the threat of industrial action from members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) with an agreement promising to ensure any member of staff will be treated fairly and that the number of compulsory redundancies will be as low as possible.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Kannada film Dollu bags Dada Saheb Phalke award

© Provided by Pinkvilla Kannada movie Dollu, directed by Sagar Puranki has received the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for Best Kannada movie at the Innovative International film festival. The film ... Read more »

Emilia Clarke says she was 'floating on an air of good vibes' amid 35th birthday bash; See Post

© Provided by Pinkvilla Emilia Clarke has recently taken to her social media platform to post some moments from her 35th birthday celebrations. The actor shared some pictures in monochrome ... Read more »

BREAKING! Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's Luka Chuppi 2 on the cards? Vinay Pathak shares EXCITING UPDATE [EXCLUSIVE]

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Luka Chuppi, released in 2019, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon, released during a purple patch for both actors and zoomed its way to both critical ... Read more »

Ranveer Singh posts quirky picture and the Internet has a field day!

© IANS Ranveer Singh. Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Ranveer Singh is the ultimate quirk king. His fashion choices that are best defined as outrageous have time and again amused the ... Read more »

'Radhe Shyam' second teaser on the way: Get ready for glimpse of 'Prerana'

© IANS Radhe Shyam. Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Prabhas and Pooja Hegde-starrer ‘Radhe Shyam’ is one of the most-anticipated upcoming movies. With all the hype around it, Prabhas’s introduction teaser ... Read more »

Gwyneth Paltrow nearly died in childbirth

© Bang Showbiz Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow “almost died” giving birth. The 49-year-old actress – who has Apple, 17, and 15-year-old Moses with ex-husband Chris Martin – had to undergo ... Read more »

On deadline day, Rahul Dravid applies for role of India men's cricket team head coach

© Provided by Pinkvilla Former Indian cricketer and captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday sent sports circles buzzing as he officially applied for the position of Indian cricket team’s next head ... Read more »

WBBL experience will help us in next year's ODI World Cup, says India opener Smriti Mandhana

Swashbuckling India opener Smriti Mandhana believes the stint in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will hold the Indian players in good stead when they play for the national ... Read more »

Hilarie Burton thanks Moira Kelly for saving her with advice

© Bang Showbiz Hilarie Burton Hilarie Burton thinks Moira Kelly “saved [her] life”. The 39-year-old actress – who has 11-year-old son Gus and three-year-old daughter George with husband Jeffrey Dean ... Read more »

Aryan Khan may not get bail even tomorrow: Celeb numerologist's shocking prediction for Shah Rukh Khan's son [Exclusive]

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Aryan Khan‘s bail plea hearing at the Bombay High Court lies pending and will continue tomorrow, October 27. The bail has been rejected by the sessions ... Read more »

Afghanistan skipper Nabi says, '5 minute mei meri English khatam ho jayegi' during press conference, video goes VIRAL

© Provided by Zee News Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi hilariously trolled himself during a press conference after his team’s 130-run win against Scotland in the T20 World Cup 2021 on ... Read more »

U.S. and allies plan next moves if Iran won't resume nuclear talks

The Biden administration is discussing potential next steps with partners in the Middle East and Europe if Iran doesn't return to negotiations in Vienna, U.S. Iran envoy Rob Malley told ... Read more »

Every movie and TV show coming to Disney Plus in November 2021 including Marvel's Hawkeye

Disney Plus has revealed the films and TV series joining the streaming service in November 2021. This month Disney Plus will welcome the arrival of Marvel’s Hawkeye and Shang-Chi and ... Read more »

U.S. envoy says Iran nuclear deal effort is at 'critical phase'

FILE PHOTO: Governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are at a “critical ... Read more »

Storm drenches U.S. Northeast, the first of two expected before Halloween

Person walks through Times Square during a nor’easter in New York By Barbara Goldberg and Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) – Heavy rains soaked the densely populated U.S. Northeast on ... Read more »

What's new in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.22.7 update

WhatsApp is working on a message rating feature for business accounts, according to WABetaInfo reports. The report adds the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.22.7 may have this new message ... Read more »

The ‘biggest surprise' about Bengals becoming NFL's breakout team

LAS VEGAS — It was obvious it would take some time for Joe Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft, to change the Bengals’ stripes from losers ... Read more »

Bet on more struggles ahead for Penn State, Boston College

Sean Clifford AP This college football season has been one of the strangest in recent memory. Each week there are several teams that simply do not play well after quality ... Read more »

Ilya Sorokin making big statement for Islanders

New York Islanders fans waited for Ilya Sorokin for years after the team selected him No. 78 overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. They got their first look at him ... Read more »

'Hell No. We're Doing It Tonight': How One Conversation Shifted Atlanta's Season

One conversation between Alex Anthopoulos and Ron Washington led to the World Series. View the original article to see embedded media. HOUSTON — In mid-May, with a third-place team that ... Read more »

Texas governor signs congressional redistricting plan to entrench GOP control

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a new set of gerrymandered voting maps designed to maintain GOP power in the fast-changing Lone Star State. The conservative Abbott quietly ... Read more »

Vaccine deadline looms for L.A. school district student athletes

The push to vaccinate students against COVID is moving to after-school activities in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. © Credit: CBSNews 1026-cbsmornings-schoolsportsvaccine-823262-640×360.jpg Los Angeles students ... Read more »

Another Alec Baldwin Project Is Delayed Indefinitely Amid 'Rust' Investigation

An upcoming film featuring Alec Baldwin has been delayed indefinitely amid the ongoing investigation into the tragedy on the set of Rust. © Kevin Winter/Getty Images Baldwin attends the “The ... Read more »

First Thing: Facebook whistleblower's damning testimony

Good morning. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters The Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen gave evidence to parliament in the UK on Monday, calling for urgent regulation to rein ... Read more »

Cancer survival rates could stall over the next decade due to Covid, MPs told

Cancer survival rates could stall over the next decade due to the impact of coronavirus, MPs have been warned. The Health and Social Care Committee heard that pausing a lot ... Read more »

Kwarteng reveals new ways of funding to attract investment for nuclear plants

Bill payers could save about £30 billion for each new nuclear plant as part of new financing proposals, the Government has said, but critics fear the plans will transfer risk ... Read more »

Gun that killed Halyna Hutchins used for leisure shooting by crew the morning of the accident: report

Crew members on the movie “Rust” reportedly used the firearm involved in the death of Halyna Hutchins the morning of the fatal accident. According to a search warrant executed by ... Read more »

Biden blocks second Trump bid to withhold more Jan. 6 documents

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is stormed by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden has blocked a second attempt by former ... Read more »

ATM vulnerabilities are enabling illegal cash withdrawals

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the cash dispenser used by a popular ATM manufacturer that can be exploited to make cash withdrawals. The vulnerabilities in the Wincor Cineo ... Read more »

US consumer confidence rebounds in October after 3 declines

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in October after three straight declines as the public's anxiety about the delta variant of the coronavirus appear to have abated. ... Read more »

How reluctant postmodernist Aldo Rossi changed architecture forever

© Antonio Martinelli A fiercely intellectual Italian architect and designer who sought to articulate the essence of the city, Aldo Rossi is best known for his San Cataldo Cemetery. ‘I ... Read more »

Theranos Dysfunction Apparent at Halfway Point of Elizabeth Holmes Trial

© David Odisho/Bloomberg News SAN JOSE, Calif.—Over seven weeks in the criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, prosecutors have shown that her startup Theranos Inc. took shortcuts when claims about ... Read more »

Cancer care WILL be sacrificed winter if Covid spirals, doctors warn

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Cancer care will be sacrificed again this winter if Covid cases continue to spiral, doctors told MPs today. Professor Mike Griffin, a cancer ... Read more »

Anne Heche claims she was ‘blacklisted' by Hollywood over Ellen relationship

© Rex Features Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche – Rex Features Anne Heche has claimed she was “blacklisted” by Hollywood for her relationship with comedian and talk show host, Ellen ... Read more »

PFL steps into the 'decagon' with new ideas for MMA and Claressa Shields

For almost three decades, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has stood mostly head and shoulders above other entities trying to make a dent in promotions of mixed martial arts. Backed with ... Read more »

Long-serving Galway defender announces retirement

© James Crombie INPHO Galway’s Gary O’Donnell lifts the Connacht SFC trophy. GALWAY FOOTBALLER GARY O’Donnell has announced his retirement from the inter-county game 13 years after joining the senior ... Read more »

Rebel Wilson shows off impressive five stone weight loss in maroon gym gear

Rebel Wilson was seen enjoying some downtime as she stepped out in Beverly Hills, California, over the weekend. The Australian actress, who has lost an impressive five stone since embarking ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic