In an exciting development for the telecommunications industry, our very own CEO, Tim Creswick, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP).
This appointment recognises Tim's outstanding leadership in breaking down employment barriers and promoting diversity and inclusion within telecoms. With Tim leading the way, Vorboss has worked with the ITP over the years to employ apprentices from diverse backgrounds, fostering access and equality on a broader scale in the sector.
As the new ITP Chair, Tim will collaborate with regulators, government associations, and other leading bodies on projects crucial to the industry's future. He will also share best practices with global businesses and educational institutions, amplifying the positive impact of his initiatives.
Let's take a closer look at how Tim and our team at Vorboss are transforming the industry and empowering a new generation of professionals.
Expanding opportunities for Londoners
The ITP is a not-for-profit organisation addressing the UK's digital skills gap. They are changing the telecoms landscape by working with employers and the wider industry to build a sustainable and diverse workforce.
Vorboss aligns with this mission, taking a committed approach to building our team in a way that challenges the status quo. We collaborate with the ITP to tap into diverse talent pools and welcome telecoms industry newcomers, creating over 300 new jobs for Londoners.
Tim and Vorboss feel strongly that anyone with the right attitude should have the opportunity to build a career in telecoms. We’re working hard to break those barriers.
Vorboss Training Academy
The ITP helped us launch the Vorboss Academy in 2021 to increase our intake of apprentices. This accredited in-house programme gives those unfamiliar with telecoms the skills they need to kickstart a career in the industry.
We now have the industry's most diverse fibre installation team; nearly 40% of our field-based installation team are women. The ITP's emphasis on developing people and bridging skills gaps has been integral to the growth and success of our field team, with participants gaining qualifications, experience, and a robust professional network.
D&I at Vorboss
From the beginning, Vorboss has been committed to building a workplace that revolves around our people. Our recent recognition by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to work in the UK, especially for women, reflects that.
Diversity and accessibility in telecoms have long been crucial challenges. Tim has advocated for a proactive approach, noting, 'We're only going to change the face of the industry if we continue to attract a diversity of thought and talents in the coming decades.'
Attracting diverse talent is just the beginning; providing a supportive environment where all types of people can grow is vital to breaking barriers in a long-term, sustainable way. Our passionate team has been pivotal in cementing our position as the market leader in fibre connectivity; we firmly believe that people and culture are the bedrock of a thriving business.
Tim's aim is to inspire change on a broader scale, leveraging his position to promote hiring based on attitude and training skills, as Vorboss has successfully done.
'I'm passionate about improving access, diversity, and equality in a traditionally rather stale sector. While we've been able to make great strides at Vorboss, the ITP role provides an agnostic platform from which I can champion these ideas across the industry, with a far greater reach than we could ever achieve as just one company.'
Stay tuned for more exciting developments as Tim Creswick, Vorboss, and the ITP continue to shape a vibrant and sustainable telecoms industry.