The recruitment programme will include the identification and training of thousands of unemployed UK residents as well as new job opportunities for qualified and experienced construction and telecoms workers.
The new army of workers will help upgrade the country’s digital infrastructure to full fibre in a programme worth up to £4bn.
Jobs will be created within CityFibre’s growing pool of network construction partners.
Specialist contractor currently onboard include Verevo, Comex2000, GCU Utilities, Glenevin, Granemore Group, Lite Access Technologies, McCann, O’Connor Utilities and VolkerSmart Technologies.
The recruitment programme will target specific groups including service-leavers and those now unemployed as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.
It will also seek to attract more women and individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Recruitment campaigns to identify the first wave of trainees will begin later this month.
On successful completion of their training, recruits will be introduced to CityFibre’s local network construction partners and considered for a range of network delivery roles.
Steve Holliday, Chairman at CityFibre said: “The programme will reach deep into our society to include some of those most in need of opportunity.
“Ultimately, it will ensure the skilled workforce is in place to get the job done and at the same time provide up-skilling and well-paid jobs across more than 100 towns and cities.
“In the wake of the Coronavirus, delivering the Government’s target of full fibre nationwide by 2025 could not be more important.
“Of all the infrastructure projects and industrial policies under consideration, full fibre will have the biggest impact in the shortest time, and for the least public money.
“It will help ensure that the UK not only recovers economically, but that it swiftly transitions to a greener, smarter and fairer economy in which to thrive.”
Cladding firm Vivalda launches recruitment drive
Non-combustible cladding specialist Vivalda Group has launched a recruitment drive.
The firm is on the hunt for new staff with workloads set to rise as the government speeds-up its drive to replace potentially dangerous cladding from tall buildings.
Vivalda is looking to recruit cost estimators, designers, warehouse operatives, drivers, sales managers and IT specialists at its sites in Cumbernauld, Hull Manchester, Birmingham, London, Swanley and Cheltenham.
Vivalda Group chairman Peter Johnson said: “My heart goes out to sectors of the economy where there is little prospect of a return to work, but at least in construction we have the full blessing of government to restart in earnest, especially where remediation work on unsafe cladding is concerned.
“Thankfully we have the certainty of the £1.6bn government ‘Building Safety Fund’ to replace dangerous cladding with the non-combustible type we supply. That’s what’s fuelling our new recruitment drive.”
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