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Glasgow shoppers set to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Glasgow shoppers set to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 08:15 BST

Glasgow is the first Scottish city to join the InLinkUK from BT service, which already has 100,000 subscribers and offers the UK’s fastest free public wi-fi plus a range of digital services.

Glasgow youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement

Glasgow youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2018 08:00 BST

BT is on the lookout for 15 young people in Glasgow who are ready to kick-start their working life with a free work placement.

Aberdeen Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers  With a Free BT Work Placement

Aberdeen Youngsters Can Kick-Start Their Careers With a Free BT Work Placement

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 15:51 BST

BT is on the lookout for 15 young people in Aberdeen who are ready to kick-start their working life with a free work placement.

Renfrewshire schools coding clubs get a digital boost from BT

Renfrewshire schools coding clubs get a digital boost from BT

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2018 10:00 BST

Coding clubs have been launched in more Renfrewshire schools in a bid to interest local pupils in computing careers – and help stem Scotland’s digital skills gap. West College Scotland has scooped a BT-supported grant from digital skills charity Digital Xtra Fund to extend its coding club initiative in Renfrewshire high schools.

Big-hearted BT staff line up to take your Sport Relief calls in Dundee

Big-hearted BT staff line up to take your Sport Relief calls in Dundee

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2018 10:00 GMT

If you’re planning to donate money to Sport Relief during Friday’s telethon, there’s a sporting chance your call might be answered in Dundee. Around 100 big-hearted BT and EE staff are turning their offices at Telephone House in Ward Road into a Sport Relief pledge centre, taking it in turns to answer calls after giving up their Friday evening.

BT launches hunt for 76 graduates and apprentices in Scotland

BT launches hunt for 76 graduates and apprentices in Scotland

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 10:00 GMT

BT is creating 76 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs across Scotland as part of a new UK-wide drive to recruit the best tech talent available. Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Greenock are among the areas to benefit.

BT appoints first Chief Information Officer for Scotland

BT appoints first Chief Information Officer for Scotland

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 09:00 GMT

BT has appointed a Chief Information Officer for Scotland to work with its major corporate and public sector customers. Simon Haston joins BT from Aberdeen City Council, where he was head of IT and transformation, as BT further strengthens its major corporate and public sector business.

BT Sport Pub Cup returns for 2018

BT Sport Pub Cup returns for 2018

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2018 10:00 GMT

BT has today announced that the BT Sport Pub Cup is back, bigger and better than ever, with the Scottish tournament to be played at Easter Road.

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 80,000 homes across Scotland

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 80,000 homes across Scotland

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 09:30 GMT

EE trials new 4G antenna solution – providing rural homes with superfast broadband as fast as fibre for the first time. 4G antenna and professional installation service will be available nationwide from 9 February. With 4G coverage in more places than any other operator, EE could help 580,000 UK homes, including 80,000 in Scotland, gain access to high speed connectivity.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2018 10:00 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.

MSP applauds graduates of BT work placement in Edinburgh

MSP applauds graduates of BT work placement in Edinburgh

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2018 10:05 GMT

Young people kick-starting their careers on a free work placement with BT in Edinburgh have been congratulated by Joe FitzPatrick MSP. The three-week course, combining hands-on work experience, tech know how, coaching and training, was open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.

Dundee MSP applauds BT work placement graduates

Dundee MSP applauds BT work placement graduates

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2018 10:00 GMT

Young people in Dundee have been kick-starting their careers on a free work placement with BT – and local MSP Joe FitzPatrick was there to help them graduate. The three-week course, combining hands-on work experience, tech know how, coaching and training, was open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.

Edinburgh publican wins BT Sport award for being at the hearts of the community

Edinburgh publican wins BT Sport award for being at the hearts of the community

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 14:03 GMT

The licensee at a famous Edinburgh pub has been named BT Sport’s Manager of the Month for forging close ties with Hearts – despite being a huge fan of rivals Hibs

Barefoot Computing project reaches half of Scottish schools in first year

Barefoot Computing project reaches half of Scottish schools in first year

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:00 GMT

Half of Scottish primary schools have signed up to an initiative to boost tech literacy in the classroom in its first year – and today a campaign was launched to reach the rest. In the year since its launch, volunteers have delivered 210 free Barefoot Computing workshops to 3,000 teachers across Scotland, reaching around 82,000 Scottish school children.

Rugby Academy players in job swap at BT

Rugby Academy players in job swap at BT

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 09:34 GMT

Rugby players from the four Scottish BT Sport Academies took part in a job swap at BT’s Edinburgh HQ, where they got a taster for some of the jobs on offer.

BT Apprenticeship Review makes history in Scotland

BT Apprenticeship Review makes history in Scotland

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 07:00 GMT

BT Group has become the first-ever employer in Scotland to be awarded the highest possible marks in a review of its Modern Apprenticeship scheme by HM Inspectors. The company received ‘Excellent’ gradings in all five areas* assessed during the review, which was undertaken by HM Inspectors from Education Scotland.

Glasgow youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement

Glasgow youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 11:00 GMT

BT is on the lookout for young people in Glasgow who are ready to kick-start their working life with a free work placement. The three-week course in November, combining hands-on work experience with coaching and training, is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.

BT’S Highland contact centre cyclists raise cash for hospice

BT’S Highland contact centre cyclists raise cash for hospice

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2017 12:05 BST

Half a dozen intrepid cyclists from BT’s two Highland contact centres in Thurso and Alness have raised more than £1000 for the Highland Hospice thanks to a gruelling, sponsored cycle ride between the centres.

Big-hearted BT staff Stand Up To Cancer

Big-hearted BT staff Stand Up To Cancer

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 10:00 BST

Employees from Inverness, Thurso and Glasgow are taking part in 175-mile cycle ride and 100-mile hiking challenges this week to support an £80,000 fundraising drive.

Fibre boost for Duns thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Fibre boost for Duns thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2017 12:30 BST

More than 2,100 homes and businesses in Duns are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. enior pupils from Duns Primary School and Councillor Mark Rowley helped to unveil the latest street cabinet.