Tag / northern ireland
Press Releases • Apr 30, 2018 12:58 BST
Having access to good broadband speeds is now up there as one of the deciding factors for prospective homebuyers and tenants in Northern Ireland, according to a new survey commissioned by BT’s NI Networks. The results of the survey revealed that three out of five people said that having fibre broadband in their household was very important, rising to seven out of 10 among 18 to 35-year olds.
Press Releases • Apr 24, 2018 11:53 BST
NI mentalist David Meade is calling on Northern Ireland students to come up with an original STEM project for the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. To highlight the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, BT has commissioned a survey of 300 working people in Belfast - revealing the majority of STEM employees report high job satisfaction rates.
Press Releases • Mar 21, 2018 12:39 GMT
BT is creating 130 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs across Northern Ireland as part of a new UK-wide drive to recruit the best tech talent available. The NI new recruits will be located in Belfast, Derry, Coleraine, Dungannon, Enniskillen and Newry. Roles include Tech Design, Tech Operations, Software, IT, Sales, Finance, Customer Experience and Engineering.
Press Releases • Mar 14, 2018 10:26 GMT
BT is on the look-out for 15 young people in Fermanagh who are ready to kick-start their working life with a free work placement in Enniskillen. The three-week Work Ready programme starts on Monday 26th March and is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training. The course combines hands-on work experience and tech know-how with coaching and training.
Press Releases • Mar 12, 2018 12:12 GMT
BT has announced that Northern Ireland’s first Community Fibre Partnership will provide access to ultrafast broadband to a primary school and more than fifty homes and businesses on the edge of Clonmore Village in Dungannon. It’s hoped the new service will be available as early as June this year.
Press Releases • Feb 22, 2018 15:39 GMT
Over 150 students from across Northern Ireland took part in a day of design and problem-solving activities - organised by CCEA and BT. The Sci Tech workshop at Stranmillis University College was designed to develop their interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and encourage more NI schools to take part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
Press Releases • Feb 13, 2018 12:48 GMT
More than forty per cent of Northern Ireland Primary Schools have signed up to a BT-sponsored initiative to boost tech literacy in the classroom in its first year. The Barefoot Computing Project works with teachers to help them develop the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to teach computer science and BT is urging more schools to get involved.
Press Releases • Feb 09, 2018 14:17 GMT
The Lisburn Enterprise Organisation has opened a new two-storey, high-spec ‘incubator site’ for small tech start-ups that require ultrafast internet access. BT’s NI Networks division installed a multiple-occupancy Fibre to the Premises connection during the construction phase and is urging developers and architects to follow suit and ‘future proof’ buildings by planning for ultrafast broadband.
Press Releases • Feb 08, 2018 16:56 GMT
BT’s Northern Ireland Networks division has made G.fast available to over 4000 premises in Antrim Town as part of a pilot project announced last year. By using existing copper wires, this hybrid fibre broadband technology involves minimal disruption and provides a basis for many new services with considerable economic benefits.
Press Releases • Feb 07, 2018 16:40 GMT
Paul Murnaghan, Regional Director for BT Business in Northern Ireland, is urging NI companies to apply for this year's BT Infinity Lab Awards: “The Infinity Awards build on BT’s commitment to engage with start-ups and encourage open innovation. This year we are looking for SMEs with big ideas that can be applied to digital public services, defence and retail challenges."
Press Releases • Jan 22, 2018 12:36 GMT
BT’s latest Work Ready programme is offering free work placements to help young people in Derry~Londonderry get ‘work ready’ and prepared for their future careers. The three week course, combining hands-on work experience with coaching and training, starts on 29 January and is open to anyone aged 16 to 24, not currently in education, employment or training.
Press Releases • Jan 12, 2018 20:30 GMT
Beating off stiff competition at this year's BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Harvey Donnelly from Wellington College in Belfast won the ‘BT Northern Ireland Best Project’ Award for his ‘Modelling Electrochemical Cell Reactions’ entry. The ‘MATRIX Best Overall School Northern Ireland’ Award was picked up by St Killian’s College from Co. Antrim.
Press Releases • Jan 03, 2018 16:20 GMT
In the run up to next week's BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin, organisers have announced a new partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award so that NI participants can use their project work to count towards the Skills section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Press Releases • Nov 29, 2017 11:07 GMT
BT has opened a multi-million pound Innovation Centre in Belfast, which will play a crucial role in its global research and development capability, focusing on advanced research into the Internet of Things, cyber security and 5G communications . Invest NI has offered support of £9 million for the creation of this world-class R&D facility, which will see BT working with Ulster University.
Press Releases • Nov 24, 2017 17:25 GMT
A survey conducted on behalf of BT Business in NI suggests that local organisations are increasing investment and strengthening levels of protection against cyber attacks - but findings reveal that more needs to be done.
Press Releases • Nov 20, 2017 16:24 GMT
BT’s annual all-island charity shop takeover, BT Shop for Change, has raised an astounding £198,000 for Marie Curie and the Irish Cancer Society - bringing the total funds raised over the last six years to more than £600,000.
Press Releases • Nov 16, 2017 09:43 GMT
BT today announced a £20 million investment in a major expansion of ultrafast broadband in towns across Northern Ireland. As part of this investment, BT will recruit additional apprentices and graduates, who’ll undertake a variety of roles in designing, planning and building BT’s Northern Ireland network. Recruitment begins this month and roles will be posted on bt.com/careers.
Press Releases • Nov 08, 2017 16:39 GMT
Two students from Fort Hill College in Lisburn are celebrating after receiving the news that they have been shortlisted as finalists of the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and will take part in the exhibition in January.
Press Releases • Oct 23, 2017 11:20 BST
BT has been helping young people in Belfast kick start their working life with free work placements. The three-week Work Ready programme course combines hands-on work experience and tech know-how with coaching and training. It is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.
Press Releases • Oct 09, 2017 17:27 BST
80% of people in Northern Ireland are still choosing to donate unwanted items to charity shops, rather than sell online, and nearly 60% of charity supporters donate at least twice a year. That’s according to a social media survey commissioned by BT to launch its all-island BT Shop for Change annual fundraiser on Thursday 19 October in support of Marie Curie and the Irish Cancer Society.