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Scientists work with BT to measure air pollution in Birmingham

Scientists work with BT to measure air pollution in Birmingham

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2019 11:36 BST

New digital hubs will help give a better picture of air quality issues

BT offers communities in England the chance to ‘adopt’ their local phone box for just £1

BT offers communities in England the chance to ‘adopt’ their local phone box for just £1

Press releases   •   May 02, 2019 09:19 BST

Adopt a Kiosk Scheme announced across England

From barrack block to BT: Former soldier lands new job thanks to engineering talent programme

From barrack block to BT: Former soldier lands new job thanks to engineering talent programme

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 09:56 BST

Former soldier Corey Taylor has built on the skills he first developed in the Army to begin a new career in engineering with BT

BT Group contributes nearly £2bn to Midlands economy

BT Group contributes nearly £2bn to Midlands economy

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 07:35 GMT

BT Group is responsible for generating £1 in every £115 produced in the Midlands’ economy, according to an independent report published today.

Birmingham becomes first city in the Midlands to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Birmingham becomes first city in the Midlands to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 12:40 BST

Birmingham has become the first city in the Midlands to benefit from the free InLinkUK from BT service, offering the UK’s fastest free public wi-fi plus a range of digital services, including local council and community information.

More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2018 15:18 BST

BT’s chief executive praised the “achievement” of a Tech Literacy campaign during a visit to one of the participating schools in North Birmingham and called for even more schools and community helpers to get involved to help them reach even more. More than half of the 1,800 primary schools in the West Midlands Combined Authority area have benefitted from the Barefoot Computing Project.

West Midlands dials up more than 450 phone box 'adoptions' as world's smallest night club makes it 5,000 in the UK

West Midlands dials up more than 450 phone box 'adoptions' as world's smallest night club makes it 5,000 in the UK

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 16:44 BST

Today we're celebrating BT's payphone adoption scheme passing the 5,000 mark. There are around 455 adopted phone boxes across the West Midlands, including more than 80 in Staffordshire, over 90 in Warwickshire, 70 in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, 72 in Herefordshire and 123 in Worcestershire. The scheme was launched to help communities wanting to preserve a much-loved, little-used landmark.

BT celebrates 40 years of worldwide communications from West Midlands earth station with reunion for retired employees

BT celebrates 40 years of worldwide communications from West Midlands earth station with reunion for retired employees

Press releases   •   May 03, 2018 11:31 BST

BT wants to hear from retired employees who used to work at its international communications centre in Herefordshire as part of a series of events being planned to mark the hub's 40th anniversary later this year.

BT looking for 90 West Midlands Young People to Kick-Start Their Careers  - free work placements up for grabs

BT looking for 90 West Midlands Young People to Kick-Start Their Careers - free work placements up for grabs

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 08:52 BST

Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall and West Bromwich are among the next locations to host courses preparing youngsters for the world of work.

Big-hearted BT staff lining up to take your Sport Relief calls in the West Midlands

Big-hearted BT staff lining up to take your Sport Relief calls in the West Midlands

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 15:33 GMT

BT staff in the West Midlands - and around the UK - are once again gearing up to do their bit for Sport Relief. Staff at the company's offices in West Bromwich are transforming the call centre into a pledge centre for the night, with colleagues doing the same in Barlborough, Blackburn, Dundee, Sheffield and Swansea. BT's technical teams in Shropshire will ensure callers get through to donate.

BT launches hunt for graduates and apprentices in the West Midlands

BT launches hunt for graduates and apprentices in the West Midlands

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 10:27 GMT

Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Stoke-on-Trent, West Bromwich and Yarnfield are among the areas to benefit from the latest jobs drive by BT Group. The development has been welcomed by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Staffordshire youngsters can kick-start their careers as free BT work placement scheme comes to Stoke-on-Trent for the first time

Staffordshire youngsters can kick-start their careers as free BT work placement scheme comes to Stoke-on-Trent for the first time

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 10:17 GMT

BT is on the look-out for 30 young people in Staffordshire who want to kick-start their working life with a free work placement in Stoke-on-Trent. It's the first time BT's 'Work Ready' programme has come to north Staffordshire. Young people have a choice of two courses - one takes place in April and another one in June. Both will be held in the company's Hanley offices.

Apprentices needed for growing high-tech West Midlands digital delivery business

Apprentices needed for growing high-tech West Midlands digital delivery business

Press releases   •   Feb 16, 2018 12:37 GMT

BT is looking for young talent to join a growing area of its business which is changing the way engineers work. They will be working for Pelipod, a company based at Birmingham Business Park, near Solihull, which produces and monitors thousands of ‘intelligent’ locked parcel boxes across the UK, and will form a key part of Pelipod's exciting expansion plans.

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 45,500 homes across the West Midlands

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 45,500 homes across the West Midlands

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:49 GMT

EE has successfully trialled a new 4G antenna solution to provide rural homes with superfast broadband as fast as fibre. With 4G coverage in more places than any other operator, 580,000 UK homes - including more than 45,500 in the West Midlands - could benefit. Customers can use EE’s new combined 4G and fixed broadband line checker to find the best home broadband connection for them.

West Midlands businesses urged to compete in BT and Cabinet Office search for small companies with big tech ideas

West Midlands businesses urged to compete in BT and Cabinet Office search for small companies with big tech ideas

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2018 00:01 GMT

BT has launched a competition for small and medium businesses in partnership with the Cabinet Office and TechHub to find the latest innovations to boost digital public services, defence and retail. It has the backing of Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, who is the new Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, who said: "We want the UK to be the best place to grow a digital business."

BT staff from around the West Midlands under starter's orders for Sport Relief

BT staff from around the West Midlands under starter's orders for Sport Relief

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 13:21 GMT

BT workers are re-creating the magic of the Olympic torch relay for Sport Relief – with a bit of a twist. West Midlands staff, including some in Birmingham, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Stoke, Telford and Wolverhampton, are teaming up with colleagues from other parts of the UK for a gruelling 2,100-mile, 52-day challenge - and other sporting antics - from Aberdeen to BT’s London headquarters.

West Midlands youngsters get opportunity to kick-start the new year and their careers with a free BT work placement

West Midlands youngsters get opportunity to kick-start the new year and their careers with a free BT work placement

Press releases   •   Jan 11, 2018 09:04 GMT

BT is offering free work placements to around 45 young people in the West Midlands who are not currently in work and are looking for a bit of support to get them on the career ladder. The latest local sessions are taking place in Birmingham, Sandwell and Walsall in the coming weeks.

"I'll Be Back!" is West Midlands favourite movie quote!

"I'll Be Back!" is West Midlands favourite movie quote!

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 14:59 GMT

"I'll be back!" and "You are the weakest link. Goodbye." These are the favourite film and television quotes used by people in the West Midlands, according to a poll for BT TV.

Birmingham Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With Free BT Work Placements

Birmingham Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With Free BT Work Placements

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 08:18 GMT

The next free BT work placements in Birmingham for unemployed young local people start this Friday at the company's main telephone exchange in Station Street, opposite Grand Central Station. More information is available from www.bt.com/workready

Coventry Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With Free BT Work Placements

Coventry Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With Free BT Work Placements

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2017 09:14 GMT

Are you or do you know an unemployed young person in the Coventry area wanting to kick-start their career? Why not sign-up for a free BT work placement? The next one in Coventry starts on Tuesday. For more information about this one and others around the region go to: www.bt.com/workready