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Apply for a work placement

Spend three weeks working with BT

We call it our Work Ready programme because that’s what you’ll be. Ready for interview, ready for work, ready for success.

If you're aged 16 – 24 and not in education, employment or training, then why not get ready for the world of work with one of our exciting work placements. You’ll learn skills that’ll help you get a job and experience what it’s like in a real workplace.

Get new skills and experience in only 15 days

A BT work placement includes coaching and on-the-job experience, where you'll get the skills you need to kick-start your working life. Work placements don’t just set you up for a job at BT, we’ll get you ready to nail the job you want - whatever path you chose to take.

The right experience to find work

You'll get an insider view of BT and you'll learn a variety of skills for everyday working life.

A BT work placement could offer experience in:

  • Field engineering
  • Sales and marketing
  • Media/TV
  • Practice recruitment day
  • Understanding tech in the jobs of the future
  • Frontline customer support
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Managing and analysing data, including webpages 
  • Creating and designing presentations
  • Researching business problems and implementing solutions
  • Warehousing


We'll also help you create a killer CV, brush up on your interview techniques and perfect your presentation skills.

What else do you need to know?

During the work placement, you'll benefit from the advice and encouragement of BT people.

You'll watch what they do, understand how and why they do it and get hands on with it yourself.

We want you to leave with a new-found confidence about what you can achieve and have experiences you can talk about at interview.

You’ll get a certificate and a reference showing your attendance record and your achievements to demonstrate your commitment to prospective employers.

Where are work placements held?

Our placements are available UK wide.

We have course starting in these locations in the next eight weeks:


  • Aberdeen
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Darlington
  • Dundee
  • Hatfield
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Midlesbrough
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Plymouth
  • Sandwell
  • South Shields
  • Stoke on Trent
  • Walsall


Your location not there?

Let us know you’re interested and we’ll get back in touch when a work placement is starting near you.  


Get in touch to register your interest



Don't take our word for it

Hear from people who have experienced one of our Work Ready programmes

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Resources to help you get work ready

There are lots of things you can do yourself to develop your skills and get ready for work. Here are a few interesting things you might like to investigate.

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