Apprenticeships

Dave Anderson MP

Dave Anderson: Siren voices in my party urge us to focus on aspiration

Labour MP Dave Anderson says his party must beware of promoting individual self-interest above collective wellbeing

Leazes Homes highlights women in construction with new technical apprentice

Emma Cook trainee technical surveyor with Leazes Homes
Newcastle-based Leazes Homes is addressing the issue of the skills gap as well as the importance of women in technical roles

Tait Walker expands North East team with raft of new hires

John Richardson, Claire Smailes, Cally Clarke, Jonathan Smith, David Kings, Alex Booth and Gulam Arif
Seven new faces have joined the accountancy firm across its business services, tax and not for profit teams

Apprenticeships

Dave Anderson MP

Dave Anderson: Siren voices in my party urge us to focus on aspiration

Labour MP Dave Anderson says his party must beware of promoting individual self-interest above collective wellbeing

Emma Cook trainee technical surveyor with Leazes Homes

Leazes Homes highlights women in construction with new technical apprentice

Newcastle-based Leazes Homes is addressing the issue of the skills gap as well as the importance of women in technical roles

John Richardson, Claire Smailes, Cally Clarke, Jonathan Smith, David Kings, Alex Booth and Gulam Arif

Tait Walker expands North East team with raft of new hires

Seven new faces have joined the accountancy firm across its business services, tax and not for profit teams

Training provider NCT Skills boosts turnover by 45% as it expands into new areas

Seven new members of staff have been taken on at the not-for-profit CIC, including a new managing director

From left: Apprentice Michael Ord, Kirk Terwin Go North East Chief Engineer, Chris Toon Deputy Principal at Gateshead College, Apprentice David Marsden

Go North East expands apprenticeship programme with eight new trainees

The regional bus operator will train youngsters before posting them to permanent jobs across the firm's depots

Barclays Sunderland site president Christine Allenson with Dr Dave Smith, chief executive of Sunderland City Council

Barclays to create 75 apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the North East

Plans also being drawn up for new scheme that will cater for those switching careers or returning to work

From left, SCA training officer Ian Callender, Barbara Wilson from Gateshead College and apprentice Callum Young

SCA partners with Gateshead College for the training of 41 apprentices

Cultivating young manufacturing talent is crucial to workforce development, says SCA training officer Ian Callender

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron: Conservative Party will close the North-South divide

Prime Minister makes pledge as Conservatives pin hopes of election victory on North marginals

An aerial view of the Egger facility at Hexham, Northumberland

Egger's Hexham investment programme triggers turnover rise of 61%

Egger has invested almost £95m into its Hexham plant over the last five years and sales have soared by 61%

Glen Judge

People on the Move

Our weekly round-up of professionals being recruited or promoted within the North East business community.

Amy Cartmell, training supervisor; Malcolm Armstrong, owner and managing director, and Sarah Sproates, centre manager

Access Training acquire Pitman Training Newcastle franchise from Entrust

The deal will increase Gateshead-based Access' workforce to 35, and add new courses to its existing services

From left, Naljets apprentices Beth Winter, Andrew Barnett and Steph Parkin with managing director Craig McLeod

Appointments: Apprentices take off at Naljets

Four apprentices at Annitsford-based Naljets have been given full-time positions with the aircraft management services firm

Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron backs The Journal's campaign to create apprenticeships

The Conservative leader is in the North East on the campaign trail and says a vote for Labour will "cast a shadow over the region once more"

Les Walton, chair of the Northern Education Trust at the Cobalt Business Exchange

Why we need a C in every subject from the incoming government

Les Walton, chair of the Northern Education Trust, outlines his wish-list for whoever is in charge of the country after May 7

A Costa coffee shop

Scores of North East apprenticeships to be created by leisure firm Whitbread Plc

In Newcastle alone, there are 20 apprentices with a commitment to raise this to 123 apprentices in the next five years

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

As Sir Alan Beith bows out as Berwick MP, his thoughts on the years ahead

Journal columnist Kate Thick talks to retiring Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith on justice, the EU and who really deserves the credit for A1 dualling

Intraining logo

North East firm Intraining swing into the red with pre-tax loss of £1.39m

The training and apprenticeships provider lost a key contract to deliver the Government's Work Programme in North East Yorkshire and Humber

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Profound Services managing director Steven Ward

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Three North East firms named and shamed for failure to pay staff the minimum wage

Car retailer Vertu Motors plc was among 48 companies listed as Business Minister Jo Swinson said there was 'no excuse'

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