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ScottishPower to back 150 new trainee jobs

05 Nov 2015

ScottishPower has awarded £196 million in network upgrade contracts which will see 150 new trainees recruited into the industry.

The 13 contracts for its overhead power line networks in Scotland, Merseyside and North Wales will support around 400 jobs in total, with firms including Glasgow-based Gaeltec benefiting.

The firm saw earnings rise to €821m, up from €727m, on the heels of a new multi-billion pound investment programme.

“Between now and 2023 we are investing more than £4bn in total,” says Keith Anderson, ScottishPower’s chief corporate officer. “We also need to encourage a new generation of technicians and engineers into our industry, so it’s great to see these trainees coming on.”