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Government feed-in-tariff scheme could provide graduates with green jobs
Monday, 01 February 2010
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The government has today (February 1st) launched its highly anticipated renewable energy scheme with the promise that if successful it could create up to 300 new green energy jobs.
Graduates hoping to tap into the growing potential of the green collar employment market could benefit from this potential job boost which will occur if the take-up of renewables reaches expected levels.
Speaking at the launch, John Swinney, director of strategy and corporate services at green outsourcing firm eaga, said they will be "recruiting and training renewable energy engineers directly from the local communities where the green technology is being installed".
He added: "This innovative development can be offered right across the UK. We expect thousands of households to benefit in the first few years and up to 300 additional green energy jobs could be created as part of this programme."
Last week, the editor of BusinessGreen.com suggested that obtaining or possessing the necessary skills to work in the green industry would put graduates in a strong position in the jobs market.