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1,500 graduates to benefit from Low Carbon Economy

Published: Friday, 11 September 2009   Category: Transport and utilities

University leavers looking for graduate jobs in the energy sector are to be given a helping hand by the government as part of its efforts against climate change.

Speaking yesterday (September 10th), higher education minister David Lammy said that 1,500 graduate jobs will be created in the low-carbon vehicle and marine energy industries.

The jobs on offer will see graduates work with companies in the field to raise awareness of technological developments, while also gaining hands-on experience in the emerging industries.

Mr Lammy said of the Future Leaders Initiative: "This will give graduates opportunities in a fast growing and increasingly important industry, improving their future job prospects while providing businesses with their specialist knowledge and skills."

Strathclyde University student Ewan Murray recently celebrated with 36 other graduate job hopefuls at a ceremony in Inverness after finishing a work placement with AWS Ocean Energy, the Press and Journal reported.

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