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Energy job fillip for Wales-based graduates
Tuesday, 01 June 2010
Science, Engineering and IT
Welsh graduates have received a boost with the news that two energy companies in the country are creating a raft of jobs.
Corus Colors and UPM Paper Mills have confirmed that they intend to advertise 160 full or part-time vacancies apiece in order to boost their presence in the green business sector.
The former is looking for additional support to produce its super-thin solar panels, while the latter requires a larger workforce for the launch of its recycling project at a facility in Shotton next year.
"Green jobs will play a key part in the development of the Welsh economy and modern recycling facilities like this one will be central to this," said deputy first minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.
"It's vital that we have these strategic partnerships between companies, the assembly government and universities to bring people into these jobs."
The news comes after Martin Birchall, managing director of High Fliers Research, revealed last week that the investment banking industry will make about 5,000 jobs available to graduates this year.
In an interview with the Times, he noted that some of the major banks will offer starting packages worth £50,000.