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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

Embracing change with Nina Smith

Embracing change with Nina Smith

After years working as a senior support worker, Nina Smith saw an opportunity with Sky’s Women in Home Service programme. Currently, just 2% of Sky’s engineering workforce are female. The £2m programme is trying to raise that figure to 20% in 2 years, offering career...

FTTP products and plans with Lily Callaghan

FTTP products and plans with Lily Callaghan

As part of our #BalanceforBetter series in honour of International Women’s Day, we spoke to Openreach’s FTTP & New Products Manager, Lily Callaghan. Armed with a degree in chemistry, Lily’s career has taken her to several international businesses across a number...

Pickr wins Lotus Award for Innovation

Pickr wins Lotus Award for Innovation

Pickr is delighted to announce we have been named as a Lotus Award winner for Innovation! The Lotus Awards recognise companies and individuals who drive innovation as part of their business culture. Pickr was selected for their services to industrial businesses,...

Meeting ‘Glamgineer’ Hannah Hargreaves

Meeting ‘Glamgineer’ Hannah Hargreaves

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe at less than 10% where Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%. To get a better feel for what it’s like to work in such a male dominated industry we wanted to speak women brushing...

Talking telecoms with Julie Agnew

Talking telecoms with Julie Agnew

Julie Agnew is Virgin Media’s Executive Director of Construction and Delivery. She’s responsible for growing Virgin Media's HFC network and FTTP delivery for their residential customers. She's also the president for Women in Cable and Telecoms (WICT). Julie was kind...

Pickr secures £1m investment

Pickr secures £1m investment

We’re delighted to announce that we have secured £1 million funding from investors Episode 1 to better serve businesses in the utilities and telecoms sectors. The new capital will be used to secure key hires and to expand Pickr’s existing talent cloud of skilled...

Finalists for National Technology Awards

Finalists for National Technology Awards

Pickr are delighted to announce we've been shortlisted for not one, but two National Technology Awards! We've been named as finalists in the Start-up Tech Company of the Year and the Construction Technology of the Year categories! These shortlists recognise the...

Choosing a great Pickr profile photo

Choosing a great Pickr profile photo

A picture speaks a thousand words. That’s why the presence and quality of your profile picture is the first step to securing yourself more work through Pickr. Our research shows that just having a picture makes you 14 times more likely to be viewed by the businesses...

Get the telecoms jobs you want

Get the telecoms jobs you want

The utilities and telecoms sectors are made up of businesses and individuals who are tasked with keeping Britain's economy moving. If you happen to be one of those people, you’re in luck. There's a growing demand for your skills in the workplace. That means more...