The joint venture company running Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, Everything Everywhere, expects to reduce its staff count by around 7.5 per cent with those in duplicate roles being affected
Around 1,200 Everything Everywhere staff are expected to lose their jobs in a move the company describes as the “next stage” of its transformation to merge the two businesses together.
Everything Everywhere employs around 16,000 staff and has been assessing those working in duplicate roles for the past three months.
The cuts are likely to come from back office staff working in its main head offices in Bristol, Hatfield and London. No staff in customer facing retail positions from its 720 sites will be affected, it has confirmed.
Everything Everywhere chief executive officer Tom Alexander said: “With the size and scale of our combined business, we have an incredible opportunity to deliver an unrivalled experience and unparalled value to our customers.
“To do that we need to ensure that we are operating with maximum efficiency, effectively serving our two brands while removing any unnecessary duplication from the business and, above all, making sure that we are set up to deliver for the future.
“It is therefore regrettable that some roles will need to be removed from our combined business. We will of course be doing everything we possibly can to mitigate the personal impact on our people and support them through this process.”