Although we don’t require any specific qualifications, we do require candidates to have a good level of Maths and English skills, which will be tested during the application process.
You will also need a full manual driving licence with no more than 6 points, have a clear head for heights and be comfortable working in the great outdoors.
The recruitment process
Applying for a job can be a bit daunting but by reading through this section it should put you more at ease. Don’t panic, be yourself and put some thought in to each stage of your application.
This section is to help you understand our application process. There are four steps, which are outlined below:
1. Application form
The first step is find out if there is a vacancy near you. Use our search box to do this by simply selecting the trainee engineer job role and putting in your postcode. Once you’ve found an open vacancy you’re interested in just click apply now. Now you’re ready to fill in our application form – we review each and every completed form in detail, we’ll be looking for evidence that you’re suitable for life at Openreach. You’ll be asked to upload your CV – so make sure it’s up to date and includes any qualifications.
2. Video interview
If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to complete a video interview. We love technology here, and the video interview is a brilliant way for you to show us why you want to work for us. You’ll be sent a link to complete your video interview – and you can complete it on any device, at a time convenient to you.
We’ll give you a few quick questions to answer, and you’ll record your answers on your device. Don’t worry, it’s really quick, there’s loads of time to practice, and there’s also a really helpful film from a colleague giving hints and tips which you’ll be able to see when you’re invited. Don’t panic about how you may come across – just relax, be honest with your answers and tell us why you want to join us.
3. Assessment centre
Finally, if you pass the video interview you’ll be invited to attend an assessment centre.
These are pretty cool and once again aren’t as scary as they sound. You’ll be there with other people, and the interviewers are really nice and supportive. You’ll also get to meet some engineers and get the opportunity to chat with us. We’ll give you further information about this stage nearer the time.
After the assessment centre we’ll be in touch to confirm whether or not we’ll be offering you a role.
So just relax, be yourself and do your best. Good luck!