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Jobs Boost for Duchy's Superfast Broadband Team
2:46pm 15th November 2011
There is a jobs boost for the team bringing superfast broadband to Cornwall.
BT is hiring 48 new engineers to help hook up Duchy homes and businesses.
Many of the posts are being filled by ex-armed forces personnel.
Nigel Ashcroft is Programme Director of Superfast Cornwall for Cornwall Development Company.
In a statement he said, "The roll-out of superfast broadband in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is now moving into top gear. We are ahead of schedule and very soon the first people across the East of Cornwall will be able to upgrade to superfast speeds. These new engineers ensure that we make this exciting technology available to as many homes and businesses as quickly as possible. The job is immense and their commitment and support is vital."
Andy Beel, whose family come from Tregony near Truro, joined the programme earlier this year.
The 42 year-old left the army in January after twenty-three years service, including tours of duty in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany and Northern Ireland.
He said, "Working on next generation broadband for Openreach has many similarities to being in the armed forces which has made the transition straightforward - there is a chain of command, we visit depot stores, look after equipment as if it is our own and work in groups of people from a similar background and as one team."
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