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Network Rail to create new jobs in Milton Keynes

Network Rail has announced a year-long recruitment campaign for its new national centre in Buckinghamshire.

More than 3,000 people will be based at The Quadrant:MK in Milton Keynes when it opens next summer.

While many of these will be existing employees from across the country, the company says a significant number of jobs will be open to local candidates.

"It's exciting to be able to offer so many people the chance to join us," said head of resourcing Adrian Thomas.

"One of the key reasons we chose Milton Keynes was the quality of the local talent. I urge anyone who wants to find out more to visit our website and register with us."

Image caption The Quadrant:MK is due to open in June 2012

The 400,000 sq ft building is under construction on the site of the former National Hockey Stadium.

Iain Stewart, Milton Keynes South MP, said Network Rail's involvement was critical for the local economy, and would create indirect jobs as well as direct jobs.

"In the medium and long-term, I'm very hopeful that Milton Keynes will become a big railway centre and encourage other railway-related industries to come here too," he said.

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