British Telecom (BT), which has been looking for digital talent in India, has plans to recruit 1800 people for its hubs in Bangalore and Gurugram. The Company has not specified what kind of working model it is following but the release mentions that employees have the flexibility to work from its recently-built workspaces.
Additionally, BT will also add 1000 team members in the UK at its Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Ipswich and London hubs. Therefore, the Company plans to hire 2800 people with digital skills. With this hiring, the Company’s current digital talent pool of 3500 will go up to 6300, by 2024.
As per the Company, the digital hubs were founded to accelerate transformation, innovation and return to growth at BT.
“We need to bring in and upskill the top digital talent, and our efforts will boost the tech communities in the UK and India along the way,” says Harmeen Mehta, chief digital & innovation officer, BT.
The newly-recruited talent will work in roles such as product management, software engineering, cloud, design, data, AI and machine learning and agile delivery.
As part of this hiring drive, BT is also focusing on hiring entry-level employees such as apprentices, graduates, women returners and others starting their careers in digital. These entry-level recruits will comprise 400 of the total newly-added headcount. Existing employees, working in different businesses and verticals can also apply for these current openings.
“We’re hard at work transforming the way BT engages with talent as we add to the type of people we want in the heart of this new business unit. New arrivals will be immediately contributing to the progressive, collaborative, transformative ‘Digital Way’ at the heart of how it works,” shares Mark Murphy, director- HR, digital, BT.
The Company is also working with organisations such as Code First Girls and 10,000 Black Interns to hire talent from diverse groups, including women and people of colour. “Diversity is a key focus in our recruitment efforts as we need a broad set of temperaments, mindsets and abilities to drive through the cultural transformation that comes hand-in-hand with this talent drive,” adds Mehta.
On the other hand, BT will continue to upskill and reskill existing employees through its digital learning campus and learning resources.