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Commonwealth Games to create graduate jobs in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 09 December 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

A construction company will provide a batch of new jobs and graduate apprenticeships after signing a deal to work for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

CCG will open a new factory in Lanarkshire for the event, where it will help to build the £200 million athlete's village for the Glasgow games, creating up to 50 jobs, according to the BBC.

Over half of these could be taken up by graduate job hunters hoping to get onto an apprenticeship to develop their construction skills.

The factory is intended to open in April 2010 and efforts are being made to ensure at least 60 per cent of the new workforce will be taken from the local area.

Nicola Sturgeon, deputy first minister, said on a visit to the site: "This is a real boost, both for the construction sector in South Lanarkshire and for young people starting out in the world of work."

The Daily Telegraph recently suggested that graduate job hunters in the construction sector should try other fields if they are not successful, after Higher Education Careers Services Unit figures showed that they have been the worst-hit by the recession.

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