The technology giant says it plans to “on-board” around 1,000 new UK workers around sites in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Ipswich and London.
In India, BT will recruit approximately 1,800 new people centred around hubs in Bengaluru and Gurugram.
The roles span product management, software engineering, cloud, design, data, AI and machine learning and “agile delivery”.
The outfit says it is bolstering its digital recruitment capacity under director of HR and digital Mark Murphy.
Murphy said: “New arrivals will be immediately contributing to the progressive, collaborative, transformative ‘Digital Way’ at the heart of how it works.”
BT says it is focusing on entry talent, who could make up as many as 400 of the planned headcount, focused on apprentices, graduates, women returners and others starting their careers in digital.