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BT’s Northern Ireland engineering division renamed Openreach Northern Ireland

BT’s Northern Ireland engineering division renamed Openreach Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 02:00 BST

From 1 October 2018, BT’s Northern Ireland Networks engineering division will be renamed Openreach Northern Ireland.

Final call for BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Final call for BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 10:00 BST

There are three weeks left for Northern Ireland secondary school students to enter the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. BT is encouraging young people to submit their one-page project idea by 25 September. The theme for BTYSTE 2019 is ‘It Starts Here’ because, for many past participants, the Exhibition has marked the beginning of a successful career in science and technology.

Call for entries to BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Call for entries to BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:40 BST

TV illusionist and mentalist David Meade is encouraging secondary school students from across Northern Ireland to enter the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) and come up with a winning project over the summer break - ahead of the September deadline.

BT staff gearing up for charity cycling challenge

BT staff gearing up for charity cycling challenge

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 10:00 BST

A 40-strong team of keen cyclists from BT are using pedal power to raise money for charity. Their cycling challenge will take them on a 30-mile round trip along the North Coast, starting and finishing at the Scenic Inn in Ballymoney on Thursday 28th June. It's hoped the charity cycle ride will raise around £6,000 for Marie Curie.

Rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband could benefit NI rural economy by estimated £1.2 billion

Rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband could benefit NI rural economy by estimated £1.2 billion

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 08:00 BST

The economic, social and environmental benefits of the proposed government £150m investment in ultrafast fibre broadband in rural areas of Northern Ireland has been estimated at £1.2bn - according to an independent report commissioned by BT and undertaken by the economic consultancy, DotEcon.

BT staff in Belfast pitch in to take calls for Soccer Aid

BT staff in Belfast pitch in to take calls for Soccer Aid

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2018 17:17 BST

100 members of BT staff, friends and family are turning their Belfast office into a Soccer Aid pledge centre on Sunday 10th June in aid of Unicef. They've volunteered to answer calls, whilst two star-studded teams – Robbie William’s England and Usain Bolt’s World XI - battle it out on the pitch. So, if you make a donation by phone, there’s a sporting chance your call will be answered in Belfast.

David Meade promotes BTYSTE 2019

David Meade promotes BTYSTE 2019

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.

BT launches hunt for 130 grads and apprentices in Northern Ireland

BT launches hunt for 130 grads and apprentices in Northern Ireland

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.

BT Work Ready Programme helps young people in Fermanagh kick start their careers

BT Work Ready Programme helps young people in Fermanagh kick start their careers

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.

NI’s first Community Fibre Partnership set to turn broadband black spot into hot spot

NI’s first Community Fibre Partnership set to turn broadband black spot into hot spot

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.