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Spend two weeks working with BT

If you're aged 16 – 24 and not in education, employment or training, then why not get ready for the world of work with our exciting work placements.

Gain knowledge and new skills in only 10 days

A BT work placement is a fully supported programme with coaching and on-the-job experience, where you'll get the skills you need to kick-start your working life.

The right experience to find work

You could spend two weeks working at one of our sites, such as the BT Tower in London or in Warrington, Dundee or Cardiff.

This programme offers an insider view of BT and helps you learn a variety of skills for everyday working life.

What a BT work placement will offer you


  • An insider view of BT
  • On-the-job experience
  • Advice from BT employees
  • Confidence boosting
  • Insight into an employer's mind
  • Learn practical work skills
  • See what work is all about
  • Observe how others do it
  • Gain experience


What else do you need to know?

During the work placement, you will benefit from the advice and encouragement of BT employees.

You will watch what they do, understand how and why they do it and maybe even get to help them out in the field or in their office.

We want you to leave after two weeks with a new-found confidence about what you can achieve and go on to talk about your experience in an interview.

Although a work placement does not carry a formal qualification, you will be given a certificate showing your attendance record and your achievements to demonstrate your commitment to prospective employers.

Where are work placements held?

  • Accrington
  • Bangor
  • Blackburn
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Doncaster
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Esher & Surbiton
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Northallerton
  • Nottingham
  • Oswestry
  • Oxford
  • Sandwell & Dudley
  • Sheffield
  • South Shields
  • Swansea
  • Warrington


Get in touch to register your interest


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