County Broadband launches new recruitment drive

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The alternative-network (altnet) provider is offering more than 30 jobs across the east of England.

County Broadband secured an additional £100m in private investment from Aviva Investors earlier this year, building on the £46m achieved in 2018 from the same investment team, to build and deliver new full-fibre broadband infrastructure in rural communities.

The Essex-based provider has plans to extend its full-fibre network to 500,000 premises across the East of England by 2027. The company has already overseen huge workforce growth, doubling from around 80 staff at the end of 2019 to approximately 210 currently, and has launched a new careers hub with around 30 vacancies in functions including network operations, engineering, customer services, IT and finance.

Lewis Simington, Chief People Officer at County Broadband, says: “There has never been a better time to join County Broadband after our £100 million additional private investment to spearhead our plans to connect half a million rural residents and businesses to future-ready full-fibre broadband. Looking after our staff and investing in their skills and careers is one of the biggest reasons why we’ve become a major player in the alt-net national industry and a leading local employer. We are lucky to have incredible teams who are supportive, eager to learn, and dedicated to our mission.”

Edward Ring, Training Manager at County Broadband, adds: “We have a diverse range of vacancies, both current and planned, so if you’re local to the area, or even if you want to work remote, this is a fantastic time to join a growing company that promises to invest in your career development and skills within a caring, ambitious and fun environment.”

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