Spend 10 days working with BT

We call it our Work Ready programme because that’s what you’ll be. Ready for interview, ready for work, ready for success.

If you're aged 18 – 24 and not in education, employment or training, then why not get ready for the world of work with one of our exciting work placements. You’ll learn skills that’ll help you get a job and experience what it’s like in a real workplace.

Get new skills and experience

A BT work placement includes coaching and on-the-job experience, where you'll get the skills you need to kick-start your working life. Work placements don’t just set you up for a job at BT, we’ll get you ready to nail the job you want - whatever path you chose to take.

The right experience to find work

You'll get an insider view of BT and you'll learn a variety of skills for everyday working life.

A BT work placement could offer experience in:

  • Field engineering

  • Sales and marketing

  • Media/TV

  • Practice recruitment day

  • Understanding tech in the jobs of the future
  • Frontline customer support
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Managing and analysing data, including webpages 
  • Creating and designing presentations
  • Researching business problems and implementing solutions
  • Warehousing

What will you do during the programme?

During the programme, we’ll help you build new skills to help you get work ready. That might be creating a great CV, refining your interview skills, or advice on the best way to find jobs in line with your career aspirations.

You’ll complete three days of hand on work experience, either shadowing a BT engineer or in a digital office based role. You’ll also take part in a mock recruitment assessment day, which is a safe environment to practise assessments commonly used by BT and other companies.

We’ll also offer you the chance to develop new digital skills, complete a project with a team and have the chance to present to senior leaders in the business. If all goes well, you’ll grow your confidence, get creative, set yourself goals and get a boost into the right career for you.

Once you come to the end of the course, you’ll get to enjoy a celebration event where you will have the chance to shine and get noticed by local companies who are recruiting. You’ll get a certificate and a reference showing your attendance record and your achievements to demonstrate your commitment to prospective employers.

Where are work placements held?

We have course starting in these locations throughout 2020:

  • Belfast

  • Birmingham

  • Bristol

  • Cardiff
  • Ipswich

  • Leeds

  • Liverpool

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield

Your location not there?

Let us know you’re interested and we’ll get back in touch when a work placement is starting near you.

Interested in our Work Ready Programme?

Get in touch to register your interest


Don't take our word for it

Hear from people who have experienced one of our Work Ready programmes

Resources to help you get work ready


There are lots of things you can do yourself to develop your skills and get ready for work. Here are a few interesting things you might like to investigate.