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M25 extension brings construction jobs

Published: Thursday, 09 July 2009   Category: Transport and utilities

Graduates interested in taking up construction jobs may be interested to know that the government is planning a £6.2 million investment to widen the M25 motorway.

It is thought that thousands of new construction jobs, which could be taken up by graduates, will be created due to the work on the busiest motorway in England, which was announced by transport minister Sadiq Khan today (July 9th).

Mr Khan said that the plan will be a "huge boost" to the economy, with around 4,000 new jobs being made up to 2012 and an extra 850 permanent positions for maintaining the motorway over the next 30 years.

He added: "I am delighted to officially mark the start of works on this scheme and congratulate the Highways Agency on successfully delivering the contract award which represents excellent value for money and will provide huge benefits for decades to come."

Construction News recently reported that employers at the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning networking meeting were told of the benefits of graduate engineering schemes to help them get work experience personnel.


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