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EE wins Inspiring Young Talent Award at the Responsible Business Awards 2014

EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, has won the Inspiring Young Talent Award at the Responsible Business Awards 2014, run by the Business in the Community group. The award recognises businesses that address youth unemployment and the UK skills gap with recruitment, work experience or apprentice programmes.

Earlier this year, EE increased its investment in its Apprenticeship programme which will see it create 1,300 new roles by the end of 2015. Many of the roles will be located in economically challenged areas across the country, including Merthyr Tydfil, Greenock and Darlington, amongst others.

An EE spokesperson said, “We’re delighted to have won the Inspiring Young Talent Award at the Responsible Business Awards 2014. We have a clear strategy of investing in the UK’s youth and we’d like to dedicate the award to all of our fantastic apprentices.”  

 

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About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 15,000 employees and 550 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.

EE runs the UK's biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 70% of the UK population.  EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.

In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, Best network at the 2014 Mobile News Awards, Fastest Network at the 2013 uSwitch Awards, Best Network at the 2013 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and What Mobile Awards, Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu awards and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards.

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