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Siemens struggles to find apprentices

Siemens has been given the go-ahead to build a renewable energy hub in Hull, but says it has struggled to find capable apprentices.

The company has had over 1,000 applications for 37 apprenticeships at its UK energy service division. However, they say many of the candidates' core educational skills were not good enough.

The roles were at Siemens wind power training school in Newcastle.