Recruitment plan for 90 staff at one Doncaster's largest employers

Bosses have revealed how they hope to draft in an extra 90 staff at one of Doncaster's biggest employers.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 2:45 pm
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 2:45 pm
The new BT Call Centre, Doncaster.

BT is set to take on the workers at the giant contact centre on Wilmington Drive at Lakeside, as part of a plan to boost customer service.

Now it has announced plans for two open days at the Doncaster site, to give people the chance to apply.

The new recruits will work in mainly sales and customer service roles with recruiters keen to attract applicants from across Doncaster and the wider region.

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Tom Keeney, BT’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “Our contact centre in Doncaster is a vibrant place to work with a great atmosphere.

“This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking for a secure, well-paid and flexible job with long-term career prospects and excellent training in one of the UK’s top companies.”

The two open days will be held at the Doncaster site on Thursday, May 12, 6.30-8pm, and on Saturday, May 14 between 10.30am and 12 noon. People can register to attend at [email protected]

Successful applicants will be answering calls and talking to customers from across the UK, providing them with information on the products and packages which best suit their needs. In return they will receive a starting salary of more than £17,900 plus bonus.

BT’s Consumer division recently filled an extra 1,000 roles in its UK contact centres to enable it to service more of its residential customers in the UK and is in the process of recruiting a further 1,000 before April 2017.

The BT jobs are among a number of recent announcements on jobs in the borough.

This week plans which could develop hundreds of jobs on two sites in the borough were given the go-ahead by Doncaster Council planning Committee.

Go Bounce revealed plans which they claim will create around 200 jobs in the borough when they open a £500,000 trampoline park on the Shaw Lane Industrial Estate between Edenthorpe and Wheatley Hills, despite 129 objections to the scheme, including from the operators of a similar facility, Air Kings in Edenthorpe.

The same meeting also gave the green light to proposals for Capital Park, near Thorne. Capital Park is a retail park which will create hundreds of jobs at new businesses including an Aldi supermarket, a B and M store and a drive-through take away restaurant.