Virgin Media in entry-level data and marketing job boost

virginVirgin Media is planning to create more than 400 new graduate, intern, and apprenticeship roles this year, including a raft of roles in marketing and data science, to assist the company in building and maintaining its gigabit infrastructure and network expansion.

The telecoms giant is planning to roll out gigabit speeds across its network of more than 15 million homes by the end of 2021 and the new roles are to be created in a wide range of areas, from marketing, finance and sales to network engineering operations and construction.

Interns will be able to gain experience in technology and innovation as well as finance, while those recently out of education will be able to benefit from graduate schemes in sectors such as commercial, product and marketing.

Apprenticeships will be created for data analyst and data scientist roles, as well as software development and fibre engineering positions. All apprenticeship roles will be on the basis of permanent contracts with the prospect of developing their careers within the company.

Virgin Media chief executive Lutz Schüler said investing in a future workforce is important to the business. He added: “Our industry-leading gigabit broadband rollout and network expansion means that we are hiring quicker than ever in a diverse and exciting range of roles fit for the country’s top talent.

“Through permanent contracts, on-the-job training and additional qualification opportunities, we are giving hundreds of people the opportunity to develop the skills they need to thrive throughout their career.”

Virgin Media’s latest advertising campaign, devised by Adam & Eve DDB, launched last week (pictured). It features two students forming an instant connection when they meet in an online video game and goes on to show them meeting face-to-face on a video call – thanks to Virgin’s “fastest, most reliable WiFi ever”.

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