BT in South Shields offers youngsters chance to try new career

The BT building in South Shields.
The BT building in South Shields.

Telecoms giant BT is on the lookout for nine people to kick start their careers with a two-week work placement at its state-of-the-art building in South Shields.

Designed for young people aged 16 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training, the BT work placement is an opportunity for young people to learn practical work skills such as CV writing, interview techniques and confidence building, as well as completing a mix of work experience and job shadowing.

Although the work placement does not carry a formal qualification, attendees are given a certificate showing their attendance and achievements to demonstrate their commitment to prospective employers.

Farooq Hakim, BT’s North East regional director, said: “BT work placements give local young people a first-hand experience of the world of work, and are a great opportunity for young people to reinvigorate their confidence, motivation and enthusiasm as well as gaining practical skills.

“This won’t be the last opportunity to join a BT work placement, so even if you can’t attend this particular course, I’d encourage you to register your interest to ensure you don’t miss out.”

BT is also offering young people the chance to sign up for seven-week traineeships in a variety of roles across the UK.

The traineeship offers the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications in work skills and business administration and develops transferable skills needed to find and start work, whether with BT or another company.

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The placements start on November 14 and will be held at the BT Harton Quay site in South Shields. For more details, go to www.btplc.com/Careercentre/WorkReady/index.htm.