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France desperately seeking plumbers despite high unemployment

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Although 20 per cent of French young people are currently unemployed, some sectors, especially in high-skilled trades like roofing, plumbing and boilermaking, say they are struggling to recruit. But the highly-respected French Compagnons du Devoir which runs Europe’s oldest apprenticeship scheme is working hard to remedy the situation.

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