A TOTAL of 40 engineering jobs to be filled in 2021 have been created in Glasgow by Openreach.

The company says the roles will enable them to continue improving service levels across existing networks, whilst building and connecting customers to its new, ultrafast, ultra-reliable ‘full fibre’ broadband network at a record pace.

Openreach will create 275 positions across Scotland including roles in their supply chain.

Robert Thorburn, Openreach Scotland partnership director, said: “As a major employer and infrastructure builder, we believe Openreach can play a leading role in helping Scotland to build back better and greener.

“Our full fibre network build is going faster than ever and we’re now looking for people across the country to build a career with Openreach and help us upgrade broadband connections and continue improving service levels.

“We’re also investing in our supply chain, which will support the creation of thousands more jobs all over the UK.

“We know the network we’re building can deliver a host of green benefits – from consuming less power to enabling more home working and fewer commuting trips – and we’re going to take that a step further, by committing to build and maintain that network using state of the art electric vehicles across our 3,500-strong Scottish fleet. We’ll have completely transitioned to EVs by 2030.”

The new trainee apprenticeship roles will be filled during 2021 and come with a starting salary of £21,845.

Recruits can be earning up to £28,353 following 12 months of specialist training in one of Openreach’s world class training centres.