News : BT Creates 70 New Jobs at its South Tyneside Contact Centre
South Tyneside, UK, Oct 26, 2016 -- Major North East employer BT has launched a recruitment drive to fill 70 jobs in South Tyneside.
The new roles – mainly sales and customer service jobs – come months after the firm announced the creation of 60 contact centre posts.
The firm said it is keen to attract new staff from across South Tyneside and the wider region.
Farooq Hakim, BT’s regional director for the North East, said: "Back in March we set out to recruit 50 people in the South Tyneside area and thanks to the high calibre of applicants actually recruited nearer to 60.
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"Following on from that success we are now looking for a further 70 people to join us.
"This is the perfect opportunity for someone with a genuine passion for brilliant customer service who is looking for a secure, well-paid and flexible job with long-term career prospects and excellent training in one of the UK’s top companies."
The latest recruitment drive expands BT’s involvement in the regeneration of South Tyneside, which is centered on the BT South Tyneside strategic partnership between BT and South Tyneside Council.
South Tyneside Council leader Iain Malcolm said: "Creating more job opportunities is a key priority for the council as we work with our partners to reduce unemployment levels and create the right conditions for business growth and investment across the borough.
"Our partnership with BT continues to be a major success story and one which is helping us to realise our ambition of bringing high quality jobs to South Tyneside."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Thursday, October 27, 2016