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Microsoft plans 2,000 apprenticeships for Scotland

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 12:13 -- nick

Computer giant Microsoft is to create 2,000 apprenticeships in Scotland.

Working through Modern Apprenticeships (MA), the firm will take on twice as many people as usual over the next three years.

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, described the news as terrific for young people and for the MA programme.

He added: ""Microsoft is supporting investment in Scottish skills and in its own future in Scotland.

"Recruiting 2,016 apprentices by 2016 represents a huge endorsement of Scotland's young people from a company with operations in dozens of countries."

Microsoft to create 300,000 training and work opportunities

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 12:48 -- nick

Computing company Microsoft is to create 300,000 training and work opportunities in the UK to help combat high youth unemployment.

The scheme is directly targeted at 16-24 year olds, who have been hit hard by the recession, with more than 20% unemployed.

The company will provide:

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