The new £15.9 billion Crossrail project that will see a railway built for London and the south-east could offer employment opportunities to workers taking electrician courses and training for their approved qualifications.

According to a Crossrail spokesperson, tenderers are currently being invited onto what is Europe's largest civil engineering construction project.

Once complete, the new railway will link the capital's West End, Heathrow Airport, Canary Wharf and the City of London and the representative stated that with so much to achieve, work will be provided to many Britons.

"It is anticipated that at the peak of construction in 2013-15 some 14,000 jobs, involving over 40 trades and professions, will be needed to build Crossrail," she said.

She added that the railway could also lead to employment opportunities, social inclusion and regeneration after the construction has been fully completed.

It is expected that Crossrail will be open for travel from 2017.

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