BT is recruiting another 120 engineers in the Midlands – including around 40 apprentices.
The jobs boost is part of BT’s £2.5 billion roll-out of superfast fibre broadband in the UK and has been welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron.
It is part of a nationwide recruitment drive that will see more than 1,000 engineering jobs created at the company’s local network business, Openreach.
Most of the new recruits will be installing fibre broadband in customers’ homes and businesses.
As well as apprentices, BT says it will aim to hire around 200 former armed services personnel and people from among the long-term unemployed.
BT already employs around 3,000 people across Birmingham and the Black Country, with around 1,200 of them at major offices in Wolverhampton, Dudley and Walsall.
David Cameron said: “I warmly welcome the announcement from BT today.”