Paul Buttery, Virgin Media's chief customer and networks officer, said: "In what is a challenging economic time, we’re pleased we are able to invest further and offer more people the prospect of an exciting and rewarding career at the forefront of next generation entertainment and communications."
“By creating hundreds of customer-facing roles we’ll be able to meet the sustained appetite for TiVo, already the leading connected TV platform in the country, and superfast broadband alongside ensuring a great experience for all our existing customers."
It is also recruiting for roles in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
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