Job Opportunities - BT Openreach in Lochaber,Skye and Ross

BT Openreach have created 18 new jobs in Lochaber, Skye and Ross. Openreach engineers have diverse backgrounds, with varied experiences. We’re looking for engineers with an ability to connect with people, and a willingness to get stuck in. 

Don’t be put off from applying because you haven’t done something similar before - we have the best training in the business to equip you with the new skills you need. If you’re the type of person who likes fixing problems and is passionate about customer service, then we want you to apply. 

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Able to make a connection with our customers in their workplaces and homes.
  • Happy working outdoors. Whether it’s glorious sunshine or bracing British weather, our engineers are out connecting people.
  • Open to new technology. Nothing too scary and we’ll always support you, but you need to be comfortable using smart devices and ready to learn as new tools emerge.
  • Ready to give their best. The sort of person who always sees a job through and takes pride in doing it properly.
  • Physically fit. You don’t need to be a marathon runner, but will need to be fit enough to safely climb a telephone pole and carry a ladder.
  • Prepared to roll up their sleeves. Working in the great outdoors on our network means getting your hands dirty from time to time.
  • Able to manage their time as well as their workload. This is critical, our customers rely on us and we need individuals who are truly committed to delivering service.

What does an engineer do?

As one of our engineers you could be responsible for building our network, or installing and maintaining broadband for our customers – covering residential customers as well as businesses on behalf of a variety of communication providers.

This isn’t an office job so you won’t be tied to one location. Instead you’ll be on the road, in your van and out in the fresh air. You’ll be visiting lots of different places and working in all kinds of buildings including our telephone exchanges – our central hubs for connecting customers. You might find yourself working at a street cabinet, up a telegraph pole or in the customers’ premises. The type of work you’ll be carrying out will be physical, for example you might be required to climb a telegraph pole and work at height.

This is a customer focused role so quite a lot of the work is done alone, but you’re never really alone as you’ll be interacting with customers, getting together with your team and there’s always people for support at the end of the phone - from your manager and team mates to dedicated teams there to help. 

Does this sound like the career for you?

Great! You’ll need to go through a few pre-employment checks before you can start - you’ll need a full driving licence with no more than six points on it and you’ll need to pass our colour-blindness checks. The standard working week is 37.5 hours. Your attendance pattern can require you to attend on any day from Monday to Sunday and your start and finish times can be between 07:00 and 21:00. 

Entry requirements:

Although we don’t require any specific qualifications, we do require candidates to have a good level of Maths and English skills, which will be tested during the application process.

You will also need a full manual driving licence with no more than 6 points, have a clear head for heights and be comfortable working in the great outdoors.

The recruitment process:

Applying for a job can be a bit daunting but by reading through this section it should put you more at ease. Don’t panic, be yourself and put some thought in to each stage of your application.  

This section is to help you understand our application process. There are five steps, which are outlined below:

1. Application form
The first step is find out if there is a vacancy near you. Use our search box to do this by simply selecting the trainee engineer job role and putting in your postcode. Once you’ve found an open vacancy you’re interested in just click apply now. Now you’re ready to fill in our application form – we review each and every completed form in detail, we’ll be looking for evidence that you’re suitable for life at Openreach. You’ll be asked to upload your CV – so make sure it’s up to date and includes any qualifications. 

2. Situational strengths test
If your application meets what we’re looking for, you’ll be invited to complete an online situational strengths test. You may be thinking ‘what’s that?’, well it’s an online multiple choice test where you’ll be asked to consider a range of real situations, and you’ll be given different approaches to deal with them. Don’t worry if you’ve not been in that type of situation before – it’s not about that. It’s about what you would naturally do, and that’ll tell us what your preferred strengths are. We’ll then be able to see if your strengths match to the ones we’re looking for.

Once you've completed the test, we'll let you know straight away if we're going to progress your application to the next stage or not. We'll also give you feedback on your top strengths, even if you haven't been successful.

We care about how people approach the job as well as what they do, because we’re looking for people who’ll be a great fit for our culture.

3. Video interview
If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to complete a video interview. We love technology here, and the video interview is a brilliant way for you to show us why you want to work for us. You’ll be sent a link to complete your video interview – and you can complete it on any device, at a time convenient to you.

We’ll give you a few quick questions to answer, and you’ll record your answers on your device. Don’t worry, it’s really quick, there’s loads of time to practice, and there’s also a really helpful film from a colleague giving hints and tips which you’ll be able to see when you’re invited. Don’t panic about how you may come across – just relax, be honest with your answers and tell us why you want to join us.

4. Assessment centre
Finally, if you pass the video interview you’ll be invited to attend an assessment centre.

These are pretty cool and once again aren’t as scary as they sound. You’ll be there with other people, and the interviewers are really nice and supportive. You’ll also get to meet some engineers and get the opportunity to chat with us. We’ll give you further information about this stage nearer the time. 

5. Decision
After the assessment centre we’ll be in touch to confirm whether or not we’ll be offering you a role.

So just relax, be yourself and do your best. Good luck! 

For more information and to apply click here 


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Posted by WE Admin on 19 March 2018 at 11:33

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