Over the last 180 years we’ve established ourselves as a brand capable of achieving great things, and whilst we’re proud of our history we’ve never stopped looking to the future. Over the last decade we’ve had the third highest R&D spend in the UK and we’re constantly creating new products to build onto our 4000+ patent portfolio.
Our industry leading research into next-generation broadband, 5G mobile technologies, AI, cyber security, and the future of TV, enables us to develop the cutting-edge solutions that keep us ahead of the competition.
But don’t just take our word for it. We partner with over 150 companies and 40 universities globally including Cambridge and MIT. That network allows us to find the best technological innovations, blend them with our own capabilities and in-house research, and create exciting new possibilities for our customers.
We’ve got a start-up mentality with the backing of a big business and our culture is built on innovation, on encouraging new ideas and on letting people act on them. So… where will your ideas take you?
The main tech focused opportunities at BT include:
Software - Our Software programme focusses on designing, testing and operating our systems which are used to deliver vital services for our customers. And, with such a wide range of projects on the go, you can be sure you’ll get a well rounded knowledge and experience with us and you could be working on voice (fixed or mobile), TV, content delivery, mobility or security. So it’s the perfect opportunity to put your knowledge of the software lifecycle into practice.
Networks - Networks are responsible for designing, building, testing and operating fixed and mobile network solutions across the globe. By joining our programme, you’ll be working together with technical innovators in communications, electronics and information technology, you’ll carry out a range of development and integration activities which underpin our network platforms and services.
R&I – If you want to work at the very heart of BT then our Research and Innovation programme is where you want to be. Innovation is in our DNA and our teams are always working to explore how we can meet the needs of our global customers now and in the future. We’re linked up with some of the best and brightest minds of Silicon Valley, MIT and Cambridge - to name just a few - working on innovations in novel networking technologies (especially optics, quantum and future wireless technologies), IoT and Big Data, novel computing architectures, future TV and media, security & cybersecurity.
Security – By joining our security graduate scheme you’ll be working across a number of teams so you could have the chance to work on everything from research and delivering security architecture to bid support and developing and deploying solutions to our customers. If you’ve got an interest in cyber security, security architecture and design, pen testing and ethical hacking we’ll give you a great environment to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills so you can become an expert in the field.
Technical Consultant - This is the most exciting time to be working in technology. Today. Right now. The digital and physical worlds are blurring, and the pace of change keeps increasing – that’s why our Technical Consultant programme within the Chief Information Office (CIO) are crucial in developing the transformational technology that can lead BT and our customers to achieve brilliant results.
There are also other areas which include: HR, Legal, Project Management, Product Management, Commercial Management, Procurement, Business Analysis and Improvement, Sales, Customer Service Leadership, Marketing, Client Service Menagement
How to apply
Our application process is quick and straightforward – our application form is your online profile, we just need details of who you are and where you’ve studied.
Next is our situational strengths test
Depending on the role you’ve applied for you’ll then progress to either a video interview or skype interview and final stage is our assessment centre.
We’ve got loads of hints and tips about each of these stages on our website