Telecommunications company BT has committed to creating over 1,000 new graduate jobs as part of a major recruitment drive, specifically aimed at young people in the UK.
Most of the new roles will be in IT, technology research and engineering, as well as business and finance training programmes.
BT said it will hire 300 science, technology and business graduates, whilst 730 apprenticeships will also be offered to school and college leavers in the areas of engineering, IT support, software design, logistics and finance.
Many of the jobs will be based at BT's research campus at Adastral Park, near Ipswich in Suffolk.
BT also said it will provide up to 1,500 work experience placements for unemployed young people in the UK over the next 18 months.