Energy giant set to power up workforce

Scottish Power has set out plans to create 2,500 jobs in the next 10 years.

The energy giant said it wanted to take on more engineers to improve its grid network, in addition to extra office-based support staff, with the new posts dependent upon a successful regulatory settlement with watchdog Ofgem.

It said the vast majority of the jobs would be created in Scotland. This is in addition to the 1,500 Scottish jobs announced by the company last year.