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Graduates 'should brush up on eco skills'

Published: Friday, 06 November 2009   Category: All Graduate job news | Transport and utilities

Graduates seeking work may benefit from picking up some knowledge about environmental issues after an expert suggested it is a good idea to develop green skills.

A spokeswoman for environmental campaign organisation Green Alliance said workers should be boosting their understanding of environmentally-friendly technology.

"Young people [could] gain valuable skills in an area which is likely to expand in future, improve the housing stock, tackle fuel poverty in deprived areas and reduce carbon emissions," she explained.

Commenting on the recent government decision to create 175 apprenticeships, the spokeswoman said it was a step in the right direction, but still a low number when you consider that there are almost one million jobless young people in the UK.

She suggested that Brits should learn energy-efficiency and retro-fitting skills in order to broaden their chances of finding employment.

The green apprenticeships were revealed by communities secretary John Denham and will see 175 new positions created to help build new parks and gardens in the country's most deprived areas.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19448148-ADNFCR

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