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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.

Download speeds influencing home buying in NI - BT survey

Download speeds influencing home buying in NI - BT survey

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.

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.

NI Sci Tech workshop encourages student innovation

NI Sci Tech workshop encourages student innovation

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.

Barefoot Computing Project reaches over 40% of NI Primary Schools in first year

Barefoot Computing Project reaches over 40% of NI Primary Schools in first year

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.

New office development with ultrafast broadband attracts start-ups to Lisburn

New office development with ultrafast broadband attracts start-ups to Lisburn

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.

G.fast broadband bringing ultrafast speeds to Antrim

G.fast broadband bringing ultrafast speeds to Antrim

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.

2018 BT Infinity Lab Awards for SMEs

2018 BT Infinity Lab Awards for SMEs

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."

BT Work Ready Programme helping local young people find jobs in Derry

BT Work Ready Programme helping local young people find jobs in Derry

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.

Success for NI students at 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Success for NI students at 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

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.

Countdown to BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Countdown to BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

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.

BT multi-million pound Innovation Centre in Belfast will create up to 50 new graduate jobs

BT multi-million pound Innovation Centre in Belfast will create up to 50 new graduate jobs

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.

BT survey shows NI business & public sector investing more in cyber security

BT survey shows NI business & public sector investing more in cyber security

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.

BT volunteers raise £198,000 for Marie Curie & Irish Cancer Society

BT volunteers raise £198,000 for Marie Curie & Irish Cancer Society

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.