‘Telecoms giant BT is to create 1,400 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs under a fresh recruitment drive and Liverpool will be a key location.
The company said the new employees will work in a range of jobs including cyber security and software development as well as research.
The jobs will be spread across the country in cities including London, Glasgow, Swansea, Belfast and Liverpool.
Cyber security is becoming increasingly important for businesses and governments around the world, with companies constantly looking for ways to tackle the problem.
Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT, said: "Technology is changing all the time and companies need to support and train young people to develop the skills required for successful careers in essential areas such as science, engineering and information technology.’ – ITV.com
The government’s website said: ‘The government is committed to creating more high quality apprenticeships by 2020 including many more at degree level so that people across the country can gain the skills employers want and need. Apprenticeships are set to be one of the great success stories of the decade, and we want employers and people in all sectors of the economy to be able to benefit.
This comes after figures released yesterday which show the proportion of young people who have left full time education and are unemployed has fallen to 5.6% - the lowest on record.'