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What you need to join Pickr

Thinking about joining Pickr? It’s the quickest and easiest way to secure your next fibre job. Joining Pickr’s community of skilled contractors can help you form teams and work direct for major suppliers on fibre projects across the UK.Here’s what you need, and what you need to know to get started.

May 5, 2020

Pickr and Openreach join forces

Pickr and Openreach join forces

As the UK’s race to full-fibre continues to intensify Pickr announced a bold, multi-million-pound partnership with Openreach, to accelerate the UK’s ultrafast full-fibre transformation in a sector that’s generally dominated by traditional contractors and multi-level sub-contracting.

Badge of honour: Forces Badge added to Work Experience Card

Our Fibre Worker Survey 2019 found that 40% of all the workers who enter telecoms through a career change have a military background. In our blog, ‘Why do ex-services personnel go into telecoms,’, we spoke to veterans to discover why this group enter the profession in...

Why is fibre such a politicised issue?

Why is fibre such a politicised issue?

As the December 11th election approaches, all the parties are out pushing their agenda on the campaign trail. Among the well-trodden battle grounds of Brexit, the NHS and immigration, the UK’s fibre network (or lack of it) has become a key issue.  Why has fibre become...

What you need to join Pickr

What you need to join Pickr

Thinking about joining Pickr? It’s the quickest and easiest way to secure your next fibre job. Joining Pickr's community of skilled contractors can help you form teams and work direct for major suppliers on fibre projects across the UK. Here’s what you need, and what...

COVID-19: Adaptive tech in difficult times

COVID-19: Adaptive tech in difficult times

The spread of COVID-19 has reinforced the longstanding message that health and safety is everybody’s responsibility. Whilst many of us are contributing by staying at home, key workers need to be mindful of the risks posed to them as well as those they pose to others....

COVID-19: In-app policies & guidance

COVID-19: In-app policies & guidance

Pickr’s teams of specialist telecoms contractors are defined as key workers under the Governments COVID-19 guidance. They are attending critical projects building and maintaining the UK’s infrastructure to connect our communities and keep our economy moving. In order...

COVID-19: Supporting UK infrastructure

COVID-19: Supporting UK infrastructure

It’s Pickr’s mission to deliver essential work that powers everyday life. Unfortunately recent events mean the world feels anything but 'business as usual' at the moment. In the wake of the recent COVID-19 health crisis, we’re asking what we can do to support the UK’s...

COVID-19: News roundup for fibre

COVID-19: News roundup for fibre

Covid-19 is causing severe disruption to our way of life and there’s no way of knowing when the uncertainty is set to end. Data from This is Money by Lloyds Bank shows that over a quarter of Britons work from home and this figure is rising with the increased...

On the sofa with Michael Rennie

On the sofa with Michael Rennie

Health and safety is never a choice for Pickr, our people or partners. It’s a priority! Having expertise in-house is the best way to implement health and safety best practice at all levels of our technology and our business. Head of Assurance, Michael Rennie, has long...