26 Nov 2018
Here at BT, our graduates are an inquisitive bunch. Every year when we open our doors to a new selection of bright sparks, there are always a lot of questions about what to expect from our programmes. Luckily, we just happen to have all of the answers. Here’s a roundup of our most frequently asked questions to give you an idea of how we do things at BT when it comes to our graduate schemes…
1. What development opportunities can I get at BT?
Where to start? You’ll find yourself part of a team that constantly encourages and motivates you to grow and do better in work, every single day. Just some of the opportunities we provide include lessons in upskilling and management essentials, commercial awareness and customer service training – plus much more! We also have an Internal Academy with thousands of online assets to aid self-development. Oh, and not to forget our Leadership Week. This special four day event is definitely the most fun you’ll find on any grad scheme, with exciting activities to help you find your leadership style and show you how to work well in a team. We’re sworn to secrecy with the details though – so you’ll just have to wait and see…
2. What’s the graduate community here like?
You’ll be part of a cohort of more than 800 people, so you’re sure to never feel alone. Here at BT we run a host of social events all year round, designed to help you get to know your colleagues better and have a lot of fun in the process!
Just some of our past events have included ski trips, Gradventure (an exciting charity event for grads) – and not to forget our brilliant Christmas and Summer parties. We also run a number of sports clubs, volunteering schemes, networking events and mentoring programmes. So as you can see, our graduate community here is truly buzzing with activity.
3. Will I get support with relocation?
Of course. We offer a lot of support for graduates who are prepared to up sticks to come and work for us. Part of the help on offer includes a generous relocation allowance to help get you on your feet, as well as guidance when it comes to house hunting with any fellow employees.
We want everyone to feel at home with us!
4. What are some of the work perks?
Let’s face it - good freebies are always welcome. At BT we certainly don’t disappoint when it comes to our staff benefits. Members of our graduate programmes can enjoy free BT broadband and BT Sport channel access, as well as 33% off BT mobile! Our other amazing offers also include sports season ticket loans, yearly financial bonus, reduced cost gym memberships, healthcare support, and a host of cinema, food and travel discounts! Not bad, right?
5. What support can I expect once I get started?
There’s no shortage of help and guidance for graduates at BT. We pride ourselves on the amount of support we’re able to give each and every one of our people and we truly make time to nurture your unique career goals and aspirations. You’ll never feel like just a number with us. Just some of the ways we can offer you a helping hand include our buddy and mentorship schemes, as well as the overall support of the BT graduate community, who are always behind you. Your line managers will also provide invaluable guidance at all times and you’ll always feel able to approach even the most senior members of staff for help here.
6. Are there opportunities to travel with BT?
Absolutely. This will vary on the area of the company you work in, but with offices operating in over 180 countries, there may well be some exciting travel opportunities to take advantage of. Past graduates have even been known to complete their rotations as far-flung as India!
7. What support do I get if I’m studying for a qualification funded by BT?
As well as the support we’ve already touched on, you’ll also be given an allotted number of study days per year too, helping you to really get stuck into your work. We want everybody studying with us to get as much as possible out of the BT experience and fulfil their potential. Our friendly and experienced people are here for you every step of the way.
Sound good to you? We hope so! Here at BT we’re committed to motivating and developing graduates into confident and accomplished professionals. A graduate programme with us can help to put you on the path to career success and open so many exciting doors for your future. So what are you waiting for? Take a look at our current graduate openings today at BT and take your first step to a fantastic career with us.