Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil has welcomed the announcement that BT plans to boost its army of frontline engineers in Scotland by taking on another 112 recruits.

The company is looking for engineers in locations spread across the whole of Scotland, from Orkney and Oban to Greenock and Galashiels, with a third of the posts based in the Highlands and Islands and North East Scotland.

The new recruits will join Openreach, BT’s local network business, to install new lines, fix faults and help bring high-speed fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the country.

Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:

“I welcome this announcement from BT and hope to see jobs coming to the Western Isles.  We all recall the difficulties with faults last winter and it is also good to see that BT plan to have the new recruits in place before any severe weather impacts this year.

“I am also pleased to see that Openreach is particularly keen to attract more women into the workforce, supporting the Scottish Government’s aspiration to encourage greater female participation in ICT and digital technology roles. National Women in Engineering Day takes place across the UK today (Tuesday June 23), aiming to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering.”



Recruitment for the new roles is open now and people interested in applying for the posts should visit