FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is build the network?

​We are the recruitment campaign providers for CityFibre’s network build project. Build the Network is powered by CityFibre, owned, and operated by Carbon60. All our roles are working on CityFibre’s network build project, employed by their Build Partners who are delivering the project in local communities around Britain. The project is estimated to reach 8 million premises, including 285 towns in cities across the UK.

Estimates suggest this will generate up to 10,000 network construction jobs. We placed over 400 people with CityFibre’s build partners around the UK last year.

What is the application process?

The application process typically begins when you submit your application for a specific job on our live job portal. Our recruitment team will review your application, based on your qualifications and suitability. If your CV passes their screening, they will call you to find out more about your skills and experience and to share more details about the role. Once you are submitted to the client you may be invited for an interview, this will likely be in person at their offices or build site. For some roles there may be a second stage or trial.

Following these assessments, the successful candidate will be offered the position.

What should I expect from a fibre/telecoms interview process?

The initial process will be a phone call with the corresponding recruitment expert, to discuss the role further, double check your details and make sure you are suitable for the role and the build partner. After the initial call, if the recruiter thinks you are good match, you will be put through for an interview with the build partner which can vary, as this can be face-face or online over Microsoft Teams, depending on the role. Also, the stages of the interview can vary, this is all up to the build partner’s requirements of the suitable candidate for the role!

Can I work remotely?

No. All our roles require you to be on-site and in-person. There may be the occasional exception for some office-based roles, but this will be determined by the build partner.

How should I submit my CV?

You can submit your CV along with your application for a live role you are interested in, or you can register your details with us and submit your CV through the form here

Can I get an alert when you post new jobs?

Yes! You will need to register with us and opt into receiving new job alerts from us. You can also create personalised job alerts through your dashboard online, on our portal.

How can I check the status of my application?

You will be able to check the status of your application on your personal dashboard on our portal after you have successfully completed your registration with us. You can log into your dashboard at any time here.

I don’t have a lot of experience, are there any opportunities for me?

Yes! We occasionally have training opportunities available with no requirement of previous experience or knowledge of the fibre/utilities sector. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have training opportunities available, however you can register your interest for future here.

Some roles do not usually require any telecoms or fibre experience such as Ganger, Labourer or Administrator roles.

I don’t have a CV, can I still apply?

Yes! We have a chatbot to assist you in building a CV if you don’t have one. All you have to do is select the role and click apply, our chatbot will pop up and help in building you a tailored CV for your application.

​Where does my information go?

​Carbon60, part of the Impellam Group, UK, owns and operates this website, so any information you submit on buildthenetwork.cityfibre.com is governed by our privacy and data protection policies.

We generally use candidate data for; recruitment activities, marketing activities, equal opportunities monitoring and to help us establish, exercise, or defend legal claims. We will delete your personal data from our systems if we have not had any meaningful contact with you in our accordance with our retention periods found here. We take data privacy seriously and will only share your information with those who need it to assess your suitability for the role.

​Do I need the right to work in the UK?

​Yes. All of our roles are based in the UK and you will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.

​Have you got opportunities outside of the UK?

​No. All our roles are based in towns and cities across the UK.