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ASDA to create 400 Scottish jobs, may include intake from graduate scheme

Published: Thursday, 20 January 2011   Category: Retail

Graduate vacancies in the retail sector are likely to open in Scotland when a retail giant opens a new supermarket.

Multinational corporation ASDA is set to create around 400 jobs on the outskirts of Edinburgh, according to a local newspaper.

The jobs, which will be in full-time and part-time positions, are likely to contain some graduate jobs, as the company is well-known for its graduate scheme.

Sarah Mills, the communications manager of ASDA for Scotland, told the Edinburgh Evening News that the "employment opportunities will be created both in store and during the construction period". The building jobs will be temporary roles while the 45,000 square foot store is built.

A recent study, called The Graduate Market in 2011, by High Fliers Research, has suggested that three-fifths of employers are to recruit more graduates in 2011 that they did in 2010.

Fellow retail giant J Sainsbury has recently announced it will create 20,000 jobs, including graduate jobs through its graduate scheme.

Asda, which is owned by American retailer Wal-Mart, was originally established in 1949 as Associated Dairies & Farm Stores Limited.

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