BT announces 900 new jobs to tackle cyber crime

BT is to recruit 900 people to work in its security business as part of a major drive to protect consumers, businesses and governments from the growing threat of cyber crime.

BT is to recruit 900 people to work in its security business Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The company expects to take on and train 170 graduates and apprentices, as part of its recruitment intake in the next 12 months.

People will work in a range of cyber security and related support service roles.

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“A number of high-profile security and data breaches have dominated the headlines in recent months, and this has led to a surge in interest from both consumers and

IT departments wanting to know how best they can protect themselves in the digital world,” said Mark Hughes, President of BT Security.

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