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Scottish Power Engineering 300 New Jobs In Scotland

28 Feb 2012

Scottish Power Engineering 300 New Jobs In Scotland Scottish Power has said it is looking to fill 300 engineering and technical jobs in Scotland and that around a hundred of them will be made available to graduate and apprentices in the country.

The energy company is making improvements to its electricity network in southern and central regions of Scotland and will spend up to £5 billion on upgrades.

Alex Salmond, first minister for Scotland, said that the energy sector in the country could potentially reindustrialise Scotland and provide jobs for tens of thousands of people in the process.

“This kind of investment in training is critical to create the new generation of skilled workers to power our low-carbon future - and it's something that is also a top priority for the Scottish Government. We know how important it is to equip our young people with these skills, which is exactly what's behind our commitment to deliver 25,000 modern apprenticeships, a record number, every year over the lifetime of this parliament,” said Mr Salmond.

Speaking of the need to bring fresh blood into the sector, Ignacio Galan, chairman of Scottish Power, said: “Our aim is to ensure that schoolchildren and those at college and university see this kind of skilled employment as an attractive option. Engineers are retiring every day and we want to see the next generation of workers knocking on our door to fill their places.”

If you are interested in a career in engineering in Scotland then you need to keep a close watch on the graduate jobs that we advertise north of the border. You will find all of the latest opportunities on our Graduate Engineering Jobs – Scotland page.

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