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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 welcomes GM of Telecoms

Pickr welcomes GM of Telecoms

We’re delighted to welcome David Swanston to the team as our General Manager of Telecoms. Dave has a wealth of telecoms experience, having worked across multiple disciplines over his last 8 years. Having experienced the frustrations from all sides, from engineering on...

Sync the city: Pickr Developers take on the challange

Sync the city: Pickr Developers take on the challange

Sync the city is a fantastic annual event that’s put Norwich on the map and helping build the regions reputation as a thriving tech hub. It all kicks off today, and we’re delighted to say three of our developers are getting involved in the action! The event, which has...

Badge of honour: Forces Badge added to Work Experience Card

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...

Negative sentiment in the fibre industry

Negative sentiment in the fibre industry

94% of the fibre workers we spoke to for Pickr’s Fibre Worker Survey 2019 said they’d still be in the industry in 2 years’ time. This suggests there are high levels of engagement in the sector, yet further discussion revealed some deep-seated frustrations. We look at...

On the sofa with Clare Sherwood

On the sofa with Clare Sherwood

The Pickr platform is a bespoke product designed to serve the fibre industry. The technology we’re building is making it quicker and easier for businesses to connect with the talent they need. That doesn’t happen by happy accident. Each feature must be...

Work Audit Tool: Get proof, get paid

Work Audit Tool: Get proof, get paid

Pay can be a contentious issue in any industry. Particularly if it’s being withheld. Anecdotally, not getting paid for completed work seems disproportionately commonplace in fibre. One fibre worker we spoke to, said “Most companies I’ve worked for self-employed will...

Rising Star Awards: Pickr Win ‘Team of the Year’

Rising Star Awards: Pickr Win ‘Team of the Year’

Our fantastic team have won Computing’s Rising Star Award’s ‘Team of the Year’! The Computing Rising Star Awards celebrate emerging talent in digital. These awards exist to recognise and identify the sector's future leaders, as well as shining the spotlight on the...

Mental health: Focus on fibre

Mental health: Focus on fibre

The taboos and stigma around mental health are thankfully being broken thanks to initiatives like #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, where honest and open conversations are welcomed in the workplace.   Mental health effects every workplace.While there are no...

Why do ex-service personnel go into telecoms?

Why do ex-service personnel go into telecoms?

When compiling a picture of the ‘average fibre worker’ we found 40% entered telecoms from a military background. To add a bit of context around that figure, we reached out to ex-service personnel working in the fibre industry to ask why.   There were distinct...