Apprenticeships

Jordan Gibb from Northumberland College

Northumberland College is supporting employers with more than 30 job vacancies - sponsored feature

Northumberland College has more than 30 live job from hairdressers to motor mechanics - sponsored feature

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services
The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Joanna Berry: Let's shout about the North East

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School
Newcastle University Business School's director of external relations on the need to show off the region's best features

Apprenticeships

Jordan Gibb from Northumberland College

Northumberland College is supporting employers with more than 30 job vacancies - sponsored feature

Northumberland College has more than 30 live job from hairdressers to motor mechanics - sponsored feature

Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School

Joanna Berry: Let's shout about the North East

Newcastle University Business School's director of external relations on the need to show off the region's best features

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

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

Videos & Photos

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

Guests at Muckle LLP's headquarters for a dinner in celebration of AIM's 20th anniversary

North East business leaders gather for AIM 20th anniversary dinner

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