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Scottish youth recruitment drive may create graduate vacancies

Published: Tuesday, 22 February 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University leavers looking for graduate vacancies may find Scotland to be an accommodating country as the government launch a new drive aimed at creating jobs for young people.

The Holyrood government is to invest £10 million over the next two years in various schemes which it is hoped will create jobs for young people, including graduate vacancies.

Most of the money will go towards a scheme that will help people under the age of 24 get into a job in the third sector if they have been unemployed for six months or more.

John Swinney, the finance secretary in the government, said the economic recovery of Scotland is at a decisive point.

"Scotland's recovery remains at a crucial stage - and is threatened by the £1.3 billion in cuts Westminster will impose on Scotland in 2011-12," he said.

"This underlines the importance of our robust efforts to get young people into work."

Earlier this month, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation warned that Scotland must reduce youth employment levels, saying that the high levels are a "huge waste of potential".

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