As part of a push against cybercrime BT is to recruit 900 people to its security arm over the next 12 months.
170 of the posts are guaranteed for graduates and apprentices as the company responds to the growing threat environment.
BT currently employs 2,500 people and addresses a wide range of security issues affecting enterprise customers, government and consumers.
BT security president, Mark Hughes, said: “A number of high-profile security and data breaches have dominated the headlines in recent months. 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.
“BT plans to remain at the forefront, innovating in cyber security, by hiring some of the best talent while training up the next generation of experts at our BT Security Academy.”
The firm will employ people across a range of cyber security and security support roles with graduates and apprentices undergoing training at its security academy.
The areas of training will cover physical security, penetration testing, threat intelligence, risk management, operations and sales.
Most of the 900 roles are said to be based across three security centres in Cardiff, London and Sevenoaks.
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