We’re here to connect for good. If you are too, why not join us?
We’re BT Ireland. We could tell you how we’re the Irish arm of BT, a global company, with over 100,000 people in over 180 countries. We could tell you how we deliver locally and globally, working with large multinational and Irish corporates across every segment of the economy, as well as the public sector and other communications companies.
Or about our products, covering everything from cloud services, to global networking, to security, to carrier voice and data service and contact centre solutions. And that’s before we get to the broadband solutions we’re known for.
But really we want to tell you what it's like to work here.
We’re an employer that invests in our people, and we make sure we can support you to achieve all your potential with us. When we say we Connect for Good we mean it, in every aspect of our working lives. Whether that’s physically connecting up someone’s service, or taking the time to get to know our clients a little better, or making sure our colleagues feel comfortable being who they are.
We support our colleagues in their career development, and encourage internal movement to take on new responsibilities and learn new skills. Supporting work-life balance as your career grows and develops is also key. Making sure we offer support for working parents, and opportunities to work flexibly is important to us.
We don’t isolate our colleagues in times of difficulty, we always work with them to find the best resolution and support their wellbeing both physically and mentally. We’re very proud of our accreditations as a Healthy Place to Work (Great Place To Work Institute) and as a Responsible Business leader (Business in the Community/NSAI).
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The one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing smart working at BT. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.
Diversity & inclusion
One of our highest priorities is being a diverse, equitable and inclusion organisation, and our aim is to foster a sense of belonging among employees and to support everyone to reach their potential with us. We believe in fairness, equality and respect for human rights, but of course, it’s what we do and how we act, not just what we believe, that really matters.
We’re here to hold ourselves to account and will monitor progress against our 2030 ambitions and workforce diversity targets. You can find out more about those, as well as our recent released Ethnicity Pay Gap report, on our parent company website.
We’re really proud of our People Networks, which help bring diverse groups of people together. Celebrating everybody’s individual strength and enabling people to connect personally, our networks mean colleagues can discuss what matters to them, as well as find support, share views, learn from one another. Our networks also play a really key part in suggesting new ideas on how we can become a better place to work.
Whilst a lot of our networks are open at a Group level, in BT Ireland we also have our own local networks for LGBTQ+ and Allies, Gender Equality, Early Careers, and Families & Carers, which are all managed by our local employees. You can find out more about our networks and schemes here.
The exact benefits we offer can vary slightly depending on your role. Here is an outline of what you can expect to receive:
• A competitive salary – some of our roles also come with an annual bonus
• Access to excellent training tools, programmes and communities to help you connect, learn and grow
• Three days of company time to volunteer, and be involved in amazing charitable initiatives like BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
• Be part of our payroll giving programme, where you can support good causes
• Life Assurance from the first day of employment, at four times your pensionable salary
• We provide healthcare cover & permanent health insurance (income continuance)
• BT Ireland Pension Scheme with 5% employer contributions
• 22 days annual leave, which rises upon length of service
• Access to discounted products and services when available at your address
• Opportunity to buy BT shares
Making a difference
Our employees have the opportunity to make a real difference to their community. We mentioned that every employee gets three volunteering days a year; and you can use them to volunteer however you would like. It might be an initiative you’re already involved in or ones set up with our different charities and partners in Ireland. Like providing IT training for people from immigrant communities, delivering BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, one of the largest school STEM events in Europe, or fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society through our innovative Shop For Change initiative. Giving back is core to our culture in BT Ireland.
It’s not just experienced hires that we look for. We also hire graduates, interns and apprentices throughout the year. Our early careers colleagues get stuck into real work from day one; it’s not all just making tea and coffee! The types of roles we hire for vary every year, and are recruited for by our specialist Early Careers team. To find out more about the roles we have, please visit our Graduate and Apprentice Websites here.