BT has recruited another 23 engineers in Cornwall as the roll out of superfast broadband in the Duchy continues to gather momentum.
The new recruits are almost all local people living in Cornwall and nearly half are former armed forces personnel.
Most of the full-time posts are ‘customer service’ engineering roles, based in Truro, Bodmin and St Austell.
The recruits replace engineers who have moved to jobs supporting the Superfast Cornwall programme, which aims to make high-speed fibre optic broadband available to 95% of Cornish premises by the end of next year.
About three quarters of homes and businesses in the county already have access to the sophisticated technology.
Marion Brailey, senior operations manager in Cornwall for Openreach, BT’s local network business, said: “We have been delighted by the very high standard of our latest recruits. They have a fantastic attitude and show a great enthusiasm and motivation. Demand for new services is very buoyant so they will certainly be kept busy.”