Technology Programme


Are you ready to become a BT graduate?

We need to gather a lot of information here so please ensure you set aside some time to complete it to the best of your ability.

The form does need to be completed in one sitting so we would advise taking a look at the profile questions and writing your answers in a Word document (just don’t forget to submit before the deadline!) However once you upload your CV it will automatically fill a number of fields on the form to save you time.

If you have any technical issues or questions relating to the application form or recruitment process please call us on 0203 301 8853 or email us at (we're here Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm).


Please use the ‘upload Resume’ link below to attach your CV/Resume to your application as a word document or pdf. This will automatically fill a number of fields on the form to save you time. Please double check these details before moving on to completing the other questions and submitting your application.

It is worth taking some time to make sure your CV/Resume is up to date as we will take this into consideration when reviewing your application and throughout the selection process. We would recommend including any work experience you have had (including any achievements, responsibilities and skills gained in each position) along with any other interests and activities which could include community or voluntary work, societies you belong to and any Duke of Edinburgh awards or similar.

Please note that it may delay or impact your application if you do not supply your CV/Resume with your completed application.

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Personal Information

Please create a password for identification purposes; Once you submit your application you will not be able to amend any details on it. The password must be at least six (6) characters.

Contact Details

If you change your email address, please let us know as soon as possible as this will be our main form of communication with you. Please ensure that this mailbox won't close when you graduate.


Please supply an alternative email address for communication




Please supply your Skype ID if you have one. You will be required to provide your Skype ID if you reach the interview stage.

Permanent Address

Please confirm the address where you appear on the electoral register 







Term time address:

If your term time address differs from your permanent address, please provide details below.








Security Clearance

Due to the nature of the work involved, formal appointment for some of our Technical (ICT) roles is subject to satisfactory completion of, and maintaining, appropriate security clearance. If successful through the remainder of our recruitment process for one of these positions, you will be unable to start with us until completion of security clearance. This process can take up to 6 months from when you receive an offer from us.

Part of the criteria for Developed Vetting clearance (which is the most thorough form of UK security vetting) relates to an applicant's nationality and duration of residency in the UK over the last 10 years, therefore we need to ask you some questions to ascertain your eligibility for applying for DV clearance.

Please complete the following questions to help us ascertain if you would be eligible to apply for Developed Vetting clearance. Please be assured that if you do not meet the requirements for Developed Vetting clearance you will still be able to complete an application form for a Technical (ICT) position and will be considered for a position where Developed Vetting clearance is not a requirement.


How long have you been a resident in the UK?


If you are dual nationality (part British or otherwise) or have been resident in the UK for less than 10+ years continuously (excluding short holidays or travelling for 12 months or less) please provide details below. (max 150 words)


Would you be interested in a role that requires DV clearance? 


If you have any questions before you start, or during the process, please call us on 0203 301 8853 or email us at (we're here Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm).

We can only accept ONE application per candidate per intake, so you will be unable to apply to multiple programmes or to the same programme more than once.

Before starting your Application Form you need to make sure you meet our minimum requirements in one of the following ways:


1. 280 UCAS points* and a 2:1


2. 340 UCAS points* and a 2:2


3. 280 UCAS points* and a 2:2 with a Postgraduate Degree (MA/ MSc/ MPhil/ PhD) *


* UCAS points to be taken from A ‘levels, must come from your top 3 A 'levels (not including general studies), top 5 Scottish Highers, top 6 Irish Leaving Certs or International Equivalent

Please visit the Tariff Calculator if you encounter problems identifying the UCAS points appropriate to your qualification. International equivalents at both A-level and university level are acceptable. If you’re still stuck, please call us.

If you have any mitigating circumstances that you feel may have impacted on your ability to reach the minimum UCAS standard, please select "340+" below and we will assess your application on an individual basis.

Discretion will be applied on an individual basis for applications from disabled applicants or where mitigating circumstances apply. If you have any queries on this please feel free to contact us on: 0203 301 8853 or email us at




Please be aware that we will need to see original copies of your degree certificate and pre-University qualifications if you are invited to a final stage Assessment Centre or interview. Any offer of employment which we extend to you is conditional on having/achieving the minimum degree grade requirement. 

Pre-University Education (A’level or equivalent)

Please provide details of your pre-university education.

Your UCAS points should be calculated from your top 3 A levels (not including General Studies), top 5 Scottish Highers and top 6 Irish Leaving certificate grades. International students can provide full details of their education in the box below. If you can’t find your international qualification in the drop down line please use the ‘Other’ option in the drop down.

Please provide details of all your A level or equivalent qualifications as not doing so may result in a delay in your application.

If you need to add more qualifications please click ‘Add another education’.


Which Country did you complete your a'level or equivalent qualifications in?



+ Add Another Pre-University Education    

Undergraduate Degree

We require candidates to have finished their studies prior to commencement on the Programme in September 2015. Will you have completed your studies by this time?



Where did you study?  If you studied at an institution outside of the UK then please select 'Non-UK University'                                 



What result did you achieve/do you expect to achieve?                                                             



What did you study?                                                        





Between which dates did you study?                                           



For reporting purposes, which most closely matches your degree type?


Postgraduate Degree

Are you studying/have you completed a postgraduate degree?



What did you study?



Where did you study?   



Which country did you complete your postgraduate degree in?



  What result did you achieve/do you expect to achieve?                                                                               




Between which dates did you study?                                                           


Doctor of Philosophy

Are you working towards a PhD?



Where are you completing/did you complete your PhD?



Please provide the title/research are for your PhD and whether you have completed or are expecting to complete                  



In which country did you complete/will you complete your PhD?                                                     



Between which dates did you study?                  



Please be aware that we will need to see original copies of your degree certificate if you are invited to a final stage Assessment Centre or interview. Any offer of employment which we extend to you is conditional on having/achieving the minimum degree grade requirement.

So, what do you want to do?


Our Technology roles are based in the following locations:

Belfast - Software Engineering / Network Engineering/Networks Operations Manager / Networks Planning & Design Manager

Cardiff - Software Engineering

London - Network Engineering / Software Engineering/ Service Delivery/ Penetration Testing/ Ethical Hacking/ Security Architecture/ Security Assurance/ Security Software

Dublin - Networks Operations Manager / Networks Planning & Design Manager

Cheltenham - Security Software

Glasgow - Software Engineering

Sheffield - Software Engineering, Network Engineering

Ipswich - Network Engineering / IT & Network Security / Research / Software Engineering/ Hybrid Analyst/ Hybrid Engineer/ Security Architecture/ Security Software

Swindon - Network Engineering

Sevenoaks - Security

We are a global organisation and the UK and Ireland Graduate Programme has a variety of roles available across a number of locations. Some locations have a limited number of roles, and whilst we will do our best to accommodate your preference; it isn't always possible. We can discuss this with you during the recruitment process. 

Please tell us your top location preference that you would be prepared to work in and if there is another location you would be prepared to work in



Would you be interested in working in any other locations on the list?


What would you like to do?


Would you be interested in any of the other roles?


Profile questions


These questions help us to understand your motivations for working at BT and allow us to assess the behaviours that are important for a successful career with us. We encourage you to make sure you read the question carefully, and try and use the word count available.


Why have you chosen to apply to BT? What skills and attributes do you think you can bring which are relevant to a role in Technology?

(Please describe any research you have conducted, any relevant academic, extra-curricular or work experience you have that you think demonstrates your interest in joining BT)

Please keep your answer within 300 words. So that you can keep track of how many words you're using, you might like to copy and paste from a Word document.



How can you demonstrate your passion for technology?

At BT we want people who love what they do. Please share an example of something that demonstrates your passion for technology. Where possible, this example should be from outside the academic environment. Please also share any relevant academic, extra-curricular or work experience you have that you think demonstrates your passion for technology.

Please keep your answer within 300 words. So that you can keep track of how many words you're using, you might like to copy and paste from a Word document.


Additional Information

Where did you hear about our Graduate Programme? Please be as accurate as possible



Were you referred by our recruitment partner Futureboard?



Are you currently/have you previously been employed by BT?


If yes, please provide your Employee Identification Number (EIN)


If you do not know your EIN, please provide the name and contact details of the person you worked for



Do you read, write and speak in fluent English?



Is there anything else you would like to add to support your application? Please use this space to inform us of any mitigating circumstances which may have impacted on your ability to achieve our minimum entry requirements.



BT is a Two Ticks Employer.  This means that BT guarantees to progress to the next stage all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for an advertised job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.  For more information please visit the Directgov website

Do you consider yourself to have a disability and wish to be considered under the scheme? 



Please provide details of any reasonable adjustments that you may require during the recruitment process (e.g. 25% extra time due to dyslexia)


Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

Have you ever been found guilty by a court or court martial of any offence, which is not treated as spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation, or is there a case against you pending? This will not impact our consideration of your application.


Please supply further details



BT is an equal opportunities employer. Everyone should have the same opportunities for employment and promotion based on their ability, qualifications and suitability for the work. No job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their race, sex, religion/belief, disability, marital or civil partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or caring responsibilities, or be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

At BT we believe our workforce should be representative of the communities in which we operate, and the customers we serve. It promotes understanding of the needs of all as well as encouraging equality of opportunity. It also seeks and develops new ideas and approaches, nurtures creativity and drive and challenges traditional ways of working.

To do this we need to know about the diversity profile of the people who apply for posts with BT. The information you give us will be anonymous and will not form part of the application process. You do not have to tell us this information however any information you provide can prove useful to us to ensure we are being fair.

If your application is successful and you accept an offer of employment with BT, your information will be transferred to BT and by completing the information you are agreeing to the transfer of the data. Please note, for each category there is the option to select Prefer not to say. As we've said before, the information you've given us wil help BT comply with Equal Opportunities legislation and best practice. It will also help identify under-represented groups and help us take any actions necessary







Do you care for another person for more than 20 hours per week?


If you have answered yes, what is your relationship with the person you care for?


Did any of your parent(s) or guardian(s) complete a university degree course or equivalent (e.g. BA, BSc or higher)?


Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

Terms & Conditions

It’s time for you to read the small print and confirm you’re happy with our terms and conditions.

1. If you give any information which you know is false or you withhold any relevant information, this may lead to your application being rejected, or, if you have already been appointed, to your dismissal.

2. A condition of applying to BT is that a number of identity checks must be undertaken and you will be asked to provide evidence of the following by producing original documents during the selection process:

o Photographic Proof of Identity e.g. Passport, Driving Licence

o Proof of entitlement to work in the UK

o Confirmation of current residence e.g. Bank Statement or a utility bill

o Qualifications

If you do not have certificates for your qualifications, please order them as this could delay your ability to attend the final stage.

Employment with BT is also subject to the satisfactory completion of enquiries regarding your suitability for employment, which will be made should BT subsequently make an offer of employment. These enquiries will include:

·         Written professional or academic references for the previous 3 years

·         A check of your educational certificates to confirm you have achieved the qualifications required for the programme

·         An assessment of your health by BT's Occupational Health Service

·         A Criminal Background check to provide details of any unspent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation. Accenture HR Services will organise these enquiries on behalf of BT. For further information on the Criminal Background check by Disclosure Scotland, please visit their website at

3. You consent to BT holding personal data relevant to the purpose of assessing your suitability for employment within any BT Business. This includes sharing your personal data with our third party supplier responsible for the selection process and processing your personal data outside the EEC. You are also consenting to BT transferring your personal data to our central HR system, if made an offer off employment, and to any BT Business using your information to contact you regarding the progress of your application from time to time.

Our minimum criteria

To qualify for BT's Graduate Programme you must have achieved or go on to achieve:

1. 320 UCAS* points


2. Achieved/expect to achieve at least a 2.1 honours degree or have a 2.2 honours degree with a post-graduate degree

* UCAS points to be taken from A ‘levels, must come from your top 3 A 'levels (not including general studies), top 5 Scottish Highers, top 6 Irish Leaving Certs or International Equivalent.

I agree to the above Terms and Conditions


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