Apprenticeships

An oil rig in the North Sea

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

Appointments: JAK Inc strengthens team with four new members of staff

From left, Amanda Steel, John Knowles, Julie Taylor, Sarah Callaghan and Janean Fearon, Darlington and Chester-le-Street print and design company, JAK Inc
JAK Inc have recruited four new staff members as the company expands and repositions itself to offer more digital services

North East engineering firm British Engines grows turnover by 12%

CMP Products in Cramlington is among the six companies in the British Engines portfolio
A year of restructuring at British Engines allows for significant investment in facilities, while 30 new apprentices join company's Apprenticeship+ scheme

Apprenticeships

An oil rig in the North Sea

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

From left, Amanda Steel, John Knowles, Julie Taylor, Sarah Callaghan and Janean Fearon, Darlington and Chester-le-Street print and design company, JAK Inc

Appointments: JAK Inc strengthens team with four new members of staff

JAK Inc have recruited four new staff members as the company expands and repositions itself to offer more digital services

CMP Products in Cramlington is among the six companies in the British Engines portfolio

North East engineering firm British Engines grows turnover by 12%

A year of restructuring at British Engines allows for significant investment in facilities, while 30 new apprentices join company's Apprenticeship+ scheme

Some of the new apprentices and graduates joining Tombola's new academy

Wearside's gaming talent academy opens its doors to recruits

Rising stars of the gaming world are getting trained up at the Tombola Academy in Sunderland

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS Training

Business Interview: Paul Stonebanks, managing director, AIS Training

Paul Stonebanks discusses why AIS Training is going the extra mile with its customers

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

Joinery specialists Hastie Burton has come through the recession to emerge as a strong firm aiming for growth

Jonathan Ruffer at the launch of the Eleven Arches event in Bishop Auckland

Team behind plans for Bishop Auckland medieval show head to France

Jonathan Ruffer heads team which plans a spectacular open air night show and historical leisure park on former golf club in County Durham

Graduating apprentices at Darchem Engineering, after completing their studies with Hartlepool College

More than 50 apprentices honoured at Darchem's plant near Stockton

Hartlepool College training programme crucial to growth strategy, says managing director

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC

Small and medium sized businesses told to hire apprentices to help North East plug skills gap

Latest Manpower survey shows jobs market cooling - but North East firms also struggling to fill vacancies

Creative Champions meet at Gateshead's Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art for the launch of the Creative North campaign

Campaign aims to showcase North's creative talents

300 jobs could be created through a drive to highlight the region's strengths in the creative and digital media sector

Val Wigham Head teacher at Studio West in West Denton, Newcastle

Newcastle school to bridge the gap between education and work

A pioneering new school has opened its doors in Newcastle as the first academic year gets under way

Left to right: Ella Steadman-Lloyd with Caitlyn Nelson and Rosie Kluz

Young County Durham entrepreneur climbs the ladder to property success

A 20-year-old fomer apprentice has become director of a County Durham estate agency

One of the blades for the 6MW turbines, which will be constructed at Siemens' forthcoming Hull facility

Siemens to recruit another 50 people through Newcastle renewable services division

International energy giant Siemens has already recruited 350 people this year and will take receipt of a huge 6MW turbine at its CA Parsons Works base

Brigette West, left, and Rose Brown of the popular blog Beauty by the Geeks

Newcastle University nurtures start-ups through Founderships programme

The Founderships initiative is the latest to emerge from Newcastle University's Rise Up agenda

Stacey Hogg & Adam Bishop of GFW Letting

Appointments: GFW Letting welcomes Adam Bishop as first property apprentice

North East letting company GFW Letting has welcomed former Whitley Bay High School pupil Adam Bishop as an apprentice

North East Business Awards 2015

Entries sought for North East Business Awards 2015

Top firms of all sizes will be recognised at region's largest and most prestigious business event the North East Business Awards, 2015

Work is currently underway on Glendale House in Washington

Washington property entrepreneur set to regenerate derelict Glendale House

Chris Irwin says the £800,000 project marks the start of a new affordable housing development operation

General view of construction work

Fear of skills shortage in construction

Surge in activity in the construction sector sparks fears of skills shortage

A Jobcentre Plus sign

North East Young people take up 24,000 placements and work experience opportunities

Some 24,000 young people in the North East have been helped by Jobcentre Plus schemes since January 2011, figures show

SWDT chief executive Trevor Alley

South West Durham Training outstanding in all areas, say Ofsted

Training provider South West Durham Training provides "consistently high" outcomes for learners

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

Graham Wylie outside the Speedflex offices in Newcastle

Businessman Graham Wylie heads out on acquisition trail

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