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Openreach Accelerated Leadership Programme

Our history is marked by network growth and our future is focused on better service, broader coverage, faster speeds, and skilled teams.

The Openreach accelerated leadership programme is a unique scheme for talented individuals with a proven track record, who can make an immediate impact on our business and become part of our top management team in the future.

You’ll rotate you through different senior management roles across the business in which you will be responsible for delivering the strategic business plan for a number of areas including; safety, business operations, service delivery and finance.

You’ll lead a team of up to 250 people, to deliver outstanding performance, within a highly challenging, but supportive environment.

If you’re looking for a new role that will stretch, motivate and challenge you, but also reward you with world class training and benefits Openreach is ‘the’ place to be.

We're currently closed for applications, but we'll be opening again soon so check back soon!  

Hear about the experiences of some of our current leaders


Jo Koroma

Karen Hughes

Matthew Hemmings

About you

We work best when we work together, so we look for people who will fit in with our culture. We’re looking for people from a diverse background who can respond quickly and provide our customers with a great experience.

Our values embody the way we work: Personal; Simple; Brilliant.

So we’re looking for people who have:



A proven track record in either operational leadership, programme management, data analytics, finance or business insight in a commercial environment 



A proactive approach to taking on challenges and responsibilities, plus an ability to excel in challenging roles 


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An aptitude for learning, understanding complex theories and solving problems



The ability to build relationships and influence people across all levels of our organisation as well as those external partners 


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Ideally a postgraduate qualification or have a proven track record with relevant leadership experience 


Rewards & benefits

The Openreach accelerated leadership programme will equip you with the knowledge you need to build a successful and rewarding senior leadership career, coupled with a healthy work-life balance. Your benefits package will include:


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Circa £60,000 salary, dependant on experience, and in addition a monthly car allowance 



15% performance-related bonus annually 



Company paid healthcare 



25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and you’ll have the opportunity to buy up to five more days every year



An opportunity to buy BT shares as part of a company scheme 



Great employee discounts on mobile deals  



Free broadband, line rental, BT TV and BT Sport 


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Access to a whole range of products and services that come with great discounts 


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Automatic enrolment into our pension plan 


Trainee engineers

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We offer brilliant opportunities for bright and talented individuals with a degree level qualification who are about to embark on a career in management. There is no better place to start your career than in an industry that's pivotal in shaping the nation's future. A tailored training programme, great exposure to senior leadership and a very competitive salary is what you can look forward to if you join us.

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