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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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
Press Releases • Nov 10, 2017 18:09 GMT
BT's technical experts at the company's network centre in Shropshire are once again preparing to play their part on BBC Children in Need night. It's the job of the Oswestry-based team to ensure pledge calls get through during the telethon in a week's time.
Surfing the web set to speed up in remote Warwickshire riverside communities which are next to benefit from superfast broadband
Press Releases • Oct 10, 2017 14:12 BST
Parts of Barton, Flint’s Green, Dorsington, Dunnington, Hunningham and Wappenbury are among next villages included in the CSW Broadband roll-out, lead partners Warwickshire County Council and BT announced today. This comes as CSW Broadband launched a new online service to help businesses and households map progress of ambitious roll-out.
Press Releases • Oct 02, 2017 15:48 BST
For five decades, Birmingham’s tallest building - the BT Tower - has dominated the city’s skyline and helped keep people connected in the West Midlands and beyond. And October 5 marks the 50th anniversary of its official opening by the then Lord Mayor.
Press Releases • Oct 02, 2017 14:54 BST
BT is offering more free work placements to help young people in Sandwell get ‘work ready’ and prepared for their future careers. The next local course runs from November 8-28 at BT's offices in Providence Place, West Bromwich.
Big-hearted BT staff from Solihull and Birmingham are stepping out on 100-mile hike to answer charity call
Press Releases • Sep 20, 2017 17:30 BST
BT colleagues from around the UK aim to raise tens of thousands of pounds for Stand Up To Cancer - by trekking around 100 miles or cycling 175 miles.