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🔍 Graduate Applied Research
You’re not just looking for a career, you’re looking to make a difference.
Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding. And we use the power of technology to help solve big challenges, like climate change and cyber security.
From day one, you’ll have a voice at BT Group. You’ll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. You won’t be alone: we’ll be there with help and support, learning and development. You’ll make great friends, discover new talents, and feel part of something exhilarating.
This is your chance to make a real difference to the world. Grab it.
🤩 About this role
Our research teams play a vital role in our business: applying technical skills and knowledge to solve the problems of the future. As a research graduate, you’ll leverage partnerships with universities in the UK and around the world, as well as with vendors, government, and other industry players to conduct unique technical research in business-critical areas. Ultimately, you’ll be helping to invent fantastic solutions not just for our company, but for our customers as well.
You’ll be exploring the many exciting ways we can use technology to meet the needs of our global customers now and in the future. We’ll help you develop your expertise in one of several areas – anything from optics, quantum technologies and novel computing architectures, to artificial intelligence (AI), data science, video networking and multimedia applications. And that’s not forgetting things like cyber security, robotics, mobile and fixed networks, or any emerging IT technologies either.
Because we’ve such a broad range of areas for you to specialise in, it means we’ve also got lots of projects for you to be working on. You might be looking at how we can increase broadband speeds, or how we can improve the experience for our BT TV or mobile customers. Or perhaps, you’ll be discovering how to find faults on our network before they occur. If it’s something that has the potential to revolutionise the way we work with technology, we’re probably doing the research into it.
You’ll develop world-class problem solving and analytical skills, becoming an expert in your field and acting as a consultant to other parts of our company (yes, even as a graduate). We’ll give you the chance to develop into a world class subject matter research expert working with other research experts from business and academia. Of course, we’ll provide you with all the training you need to develop a successful career in applied research, including the opportunity to gain further qualifications, such as an MSc or PhD, and/or professional accreditation.
This is a non-rotational specialist graduate role and is available in the Networks part of our business.
Two-Year Graduate Programme
✅ About BT
BT Group is the global powerhouse behind EE, BT, Plusnet, and Openreach.
We value diversity and celebrate difference. We’ll encourage you to be yourself, whatever your background. As Philip Jansen, our CEO, says ‘We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It’s fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.’
Whichever brand you’re working for, we’re all playing for the same team. And we all enjoy the rewards of being part of something bigger: the opportunities to explore new experiences, pursue different dreams, climb challenging career ladders, and try out different ways of working.
We’re always looking ahead. We don’t just sell broadband, and networks, and security, and thousands of clever things you’ve never heard of; in our Martlesham labs, we’re inventing the technologies of the future.
Four brands. One team, 100,000 strong. Together, we’re connecting the world. Come and play your part in building the BT Group of the future, one that will be net zero by 2030.
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