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High speed rail link could create opportunities for science graduate jobs

Published: Thursday, 27 January 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

A high speed rail link between London and Birmingham may create new opportunities for science graduate jobs.

That is because chancellor George Osborne stated today (January 27th) that the new service could create around 8,000 jobs, including those for graduates.

BBC West Midlands reports that Mr Osborne believes 4,500 jobs will be created in Curzon Park in Birmingham's Eastside regeneration area where the line will terminate.

Mr Osborne said that the new terminal will help to regenerate the area, which may be reassuring to graduates from the midlands.

He is quoted as saying: "When I think what the site looks like now, that is going to be a real transformation for the east of Birmingham."

The new high speed rail service will start at a redeveloped Euston station in central London, for which engineer graduates could be needed.

A recent study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters found that the number of graduate vacancies increased by ten per cent in 2010 compared to the previous year, suggesting an upturn in the job market.

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