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Virgin expansion brings 1,400 jobs to the Midlands

A major expansion of Virgin Media's broadband network is set to bring 1,400 jobs to the Midlands, ITV News Central has been told. The expansion will see 1,000 apprentices trained at Virgin's Birmingham headquarters.

Virgin expansion brings 1,400 jobs to the Midlands

A major expansion of Virgin Media's broadband network is set to bring 1,400 jobs to the Midlands ITV News Central has been told.

Virgin Media is expanding its broadband network Credit: PA

The jobs will be in construction, engineering, sales and support roles.

The expansion will see 6,000 jobs created across the country under the £3 billion plans, with 1,000 apprenticeships trained at Virgin's Birmingham headquarters.

The company, which is owned by US firm Liberty Global, has described the five year plan as the single biggest investment in broadband digital infrastructure in the UK for more than a decade.

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