Those with approved electrical qualifications could soon find themselves in demand after it was revealed by Partnerships for Schools that 12 Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects are set to get underway nationwide.

According to the organisation, refurbishment or rebuilding work will get underway in the early months of 2010 on schools in Darlington, Brent, Norfolk, Wakefield, Devon, Kingston & Croydon, Sefton, Havering, Lancashire, Plymouth, Tameside and Warrington.

Tim Byles, chief executive of Partnerships for Schools, commented that the schemes could create employment opportunities for tradespersons.

"As well as delivering the new schools facilities that teachers and pupils deserve to every community, BSF will also help safeguard tens of thousands of jobs on the ground in the construction and related industries," he said.

It was recently announced by Partnerships for Schools that £12 million is to be invested by the government to install new smart energy meters in institutions across Britain.

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