EE expands apprenticeship scheme for a ‘Better Britain’

In its 2013 Responsibility Report, EE has outlined plans to tackle youth unemployment in the UK by increasing its original target of taking on 500 new apprentices by the end of 2015 to 1,300.

EE’s apprenticeship programme has been recognised by the Deputy Prime Minister at the Opening Doors Awards for Best Recruitment scheme and by National Apprenticeship Service, receiving highly commended in regional awards and featuring in their Top 100 Employer List.

It also has plans to address digital exclusion in many communities, improving technological skills of one million people.

Olaf Swantee, CEO at EE, said: “Having a positive impact on the communities around us is key to our business. It’s one of the reasons that we pioneering 4G in Britain. For us to continue to build this infrastructure, and deliver further benefits to the UK, we want people up and down the country to join us, stay with us, and for our communities to be prosperous.”