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BT Openreach to take on 2,500 extra engineers and use electric vans – ReadSector

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BT’s network arm Openreach to take on 2,500 extra engineers and switch to electric vans

The network arm of BT is poised to take on 2,500 more engineers and electrify its 27,000 vans.

As it ramps up the roll-out of fibre broadband, Openreach said the expansion next year will mean the second-largest fleet in the country will be electric by 2030, helping to cut carbon emissions.

Research has found the roll-out could add £59billion to the economy by 2025 and Openreach said it would also create 2,800 further jobs in the supply chain.

Fitting fibre: BT’s network arm Openreach is poised to take on 2,500 more engineers and electrify its 27,000 vans

It is owned by BT but is operated at arms-length, and employs 34,500 people. Boss Clive Selley said:…

BT Openreach to take on 2,500 extra engineers and use electric vans – ReadSector

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