BT announce plans to recruit another 56 staff in Cardiff

BT today announced plans to recruit a further 56 staff in Cardiff as part of a UK-wide recruitment drive which will transform customer service.

More than 150 new jobs already filled

BT today announced plans to recruit a further 56 staff in Cardiff as part of a UK-wide recruitment drive which will transform customer service.

The announcement follows the success of its latest recruitment drive in the area, which has already filled more than 150 contact centre posts since April last year.

The new jobs will be mainly help and service roles in BT customer service with recruiters keen to attract applicants from across Cardiff and the wider area. They are the latest phase in a major initiative by BT’s Consumer division to answer 90 per cent of calls in the UK and Ireland.

BT is one of the largest private sector employers in Wales with nearly 4,000 employees based in Wales, of which more than 500 are in Cardiff.

Libby Barr, managing director of BT customer care, said: “Up and down the country, we’re welcoming hundreds of new staff, who have a passion for doing the right thing for our customers. They’re joining at an exciting time in our transformation. We are investing millions of pounds improving our systems, providing more training and enhancing our online services. It will result in a better service for our customers and even more rewarding careers for our people. Our Cardiff team is an important part of this exciting growth story.”

Alwen Williams, regional director for BT Cymru Wales, added: “We have been impressed with the high quality of our Cardiff recruits. They show great enthusiasm and a determination to provide customers with a first class service.

“Since April last year, we have recruited more than 150 people at BT’s Stadium House offices in Cardiff as part of our commitment to provide the best possible service for our customers. Following on from that success, we are now looking for a further 56 people to join us.

“This is the perfect opportunity for someone with a passion for brilliant customer service, who is looking for a secure, well-paid and flexible job with long term career prospects and excellent training at one of the UK’s top companies.”

An open evening will be held at BT’s Stadium House offices in Park Street, Cardiff, 1 on Wednesday March 15 from 6pm to 8pm.To guarantee a place please register by e-mailing BT.Recruitment@manpower.co.uk . People are also welcome to call in on the day.

Successful applicants will be answering calls and talking to customers from across the UK on a wide variety of matters, ranging from account queries to helping solve service problems.

In return, they will receive a starting salary of £18,295 rising to £20,327 after nine months plus bonus, flexible shifts, 22 days paid holidays and eight bank holidays, pension and sharesave schemes and free BT Broadband and discounts on mobile products.

Full details of the new roles and how to apply can be found at http://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/careersatbt/contactcentres.

.The interview process will include online tests, assessment centres and interviews so the best possible candidates can be matched to the roles.

BT’s Consumer division has already added around 500 contact centre roles, with around 900 more to be filled by spring this year in order to meet its commitment to improve customer service and answer 90 per cent of its customers’ calls in the UK and Ireland.

The division has committed to improve customer service and is spending an extra £80m over two years to boost performance, in addition to the hundreds of millions of pounds it already spends each year on service.