Locations: UK: Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, London, Belfast, Hatfield, Sheffield

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into Permanent Roles

Start date: 26 February 2024

Apply by: ASAP, latest 1 December 2023 (24 November 2023 Virtual Drop-in session)

*Applications have now closed*

Restart your career with BT

BT is delighted to introduce its second Career Returners programme – Restart – in partnership with Women Returners. BT is looking to support experienced professionals of all genders keen to return to work after a career break of 18 months or more. You’ll need to have a right to work in the UK.

With over 175 years of heritage, BT is now the flagship business brand of BT Group. They’ve brought together their best people and capabilities into a B2B powerhouse serving 1.2 million business customers internationally.

To find out more join BT for a virtual drop-in session for interested candidates on 24 November 10:00-11:00am. Register Here

So how will the Restart programme work at BT?

BT is offering permanent roles in its Business (B2B) division, with specialised support and coaching from Women Returners to help you to step back into work and the workplace.

In addition you will have access to the training and learning opportunities available to all BT employees and have both a mentor and a buddy to support you over the course of the programme. The programme will provide you with a supported route back to a professional role, with a built-in transition period that sets you up for a successful re-entry to the workplace.

Why join BT?

BT offers benefits including 25 days (+bank holidays) of annual leave, 10% on target bonus, pension scheme (5% employee contribution, 10% BT contribution), discounts on BT/EE broadband and much more.

Many of BT’s staff work flexibly in different ways, including part-time and varied working patterns. At the interview you’ll be able to talk about the flexibility you need and the BT recruitment team will explore what’s possible for the role. Find out more about BT’s flexible ‘smart’ working approach Here

The types of skills BT is seeking and opportunities they offer, are in the following areas:

Product and marketing

The Product teams bring together many activities, including strategy, transformation, data and marketing, making sure that everything they do is shaped by the customer experience and the needs of the market.

This team is seeking skills relating to Marketing, Product Management and Project Management.

You can find out more about this area and apply for roles in it Here


Working in Finance puts you at the very heart of the business – every big plan or decision involves choices about what to do with the company’s money.

This team is seeking skills relating to Audit Assurance, Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting.

You can find out more about this area and apply for roles in it Here


The Service teams look after BT’s customers during the life of their contract, providing great service which helps retain customers and attract new ones to the business.

This team is seeking skills relating to Project Management, Data Engineering, Cyber Security, Solution/Network Design and Architecture, Design & Implementation.

You can find out more about this area and apply for roles in it Here

Sales – Small and Medium Business

The Small and Medium Business (SMB) teams support over a million small businesses (between 1-249 employees) across the UK – the lifeblood of the country’s economy.

This area is looking for skills relating to Account/Acquisition Management and Sales Advisory.

You can find out more about this area and apply for roles in it Here

How do I apply?

It’s easy to apply online using the links above. You just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process.

If there is a potentially good fit with the Restart Programme, BT will invite you to an interview. The interviews will assess your fit with BT through a combination of strength-based interviewing techniques and competency/behavioural questions.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 December 2023, but please apply as soon as possible BT will be screening CVs as they come in. Interviews will take place in the weeks commencing 27 November and 4 December 2023. The programme will commence on Monday 26 February 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the programme please contact BT at recruit@bt.com, clearly mentioning the Restart (Career Returners) programme.