Virgin signs up 12 youths

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A DOZEN apprentice engineers from the Capital have landed jobs with Virgin Media as part of a recruitment drive for young workers.

Nearly 250 young engineers from across the UK, including 12 from Edinburgh and 17 from Glasgow, have completed 12 months of paid training with the company.

Virgin Media will be looking for more people from Edinburgh to join its training scheme in the summer.

Chris Starling, head of Virgin apprenticeship, said: “Demand for our engineer apprenticeship scheme is going from strength to strength, with the number of applications doubling every year.

“We’re getting 50 applicants for every place, so we’re thrilled to be offering apprenticeships to so many switched-on ­youngsters in Scotland.”