Apprenticeships

Care Bellerby, who was an administrative apprentice with Three Motion Media

Newcastle Council calling on young people to use its apprenticeship service after suffering a dip in numbers

Newcastle City Council has seen a fall in the number of young people using its apprenticeship service

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn
The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, October 30, in which we look at the problem of teenagers drifting out of the education system at 16

Apprenticeships

Care Bellerby, who was an administrative apprentice with Three Motion Media

Newcastle Council calling on young people to use its apprenticeship service after suffering a dip in numbers

Newcastle City Council has seen a fall in the number of young people using its apprenticeship service

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

Labour politician and former Cabinet Minister Alan Milburn

The Journal Opinion: We have to give teenagers a reason to get up in the morning

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, October 30, in which we look at the problem of teenagers drifting out of the education system at 16

James Ramsbotham

North East Chamber of Commerce outlines Autumn Statement priorities

Devolved powers, better infrastructure, and an upskilled workforce listed among measures that could boost the economy

South Tyneside College in South Shields

South Tyneside College launches pioneering engineering school

A North college has announced the country's first engineering 'Career College' for pupils as young as 14

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

NECC chief says devolution and infrastructure spending should be top priority for the North East in Autumn Statement

NECC Chief executive James Ramsbotham called for Chancellor George Osborne to devolve more powers to the region in announcement on December 3

Jenna Wiseman with Guy Opperman MP at Westminster

North East firm Egger launches drive to attract more women into engineering

New initiative at Hexham-based firm Egger UK will see HR assistant focus on student engagement

Oktober Fest Durham in Newton Aycliffe

Nifco director's call to manufacturers at Durham Oktoberfest

Nifco UK's managing director says government money through the Employer Ownership Fund is going untouched

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell

Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

The state-of-the-art £5m training facility is the first of its kind in the North East and opened its doors to more than 70 students in September

(L-R) Patrick Pogue, Ian Smith, Zoe Lewis and George Ritchie

Industrial giant Sembcorp makes major donation to Tees college

The equipment from Sembcorp's Wilton operation is worth tens of thousands of pounds

Co-owners of Dyer Engineering, Managing Director Graeme Parkins (left) and Finance Director, Richard Bradley (right) inside the new facility in Harelaw

Major expansion at Dyer Engineering to meet growing order book

Dyer Engineering is set to swell the ranks from 125 to 160 within the next two years

Ann Watson, chief operator officer of Semta

New chief operating officer of skills specialist Semta on the need to bridge the skills gap

After taking over as head of skills specialist Semta, North East-born Ann Watson explains how employers and educators are joining forces to improve the quality of teaching and training in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects - essential to engineering and the future of the UK economy

Dan Robinson, chairman of Gus Robinson Developments

Corporate responsibility more than just a bolt-on, says construction boss

A responsible approach to paying firms in its supply chain is crucial at Gus Robinson Developments Ltd

Mike Matthews of Nifco

Business executive of the year warns on growing skills gap

Nifco boss Mike Matthews says firms must do more to address the growing skills gap in the North East

From left, Colin Barnes and Keith Robertson of Go North East with the company's new apprentices and Gavin Batie, curriculum ops manager at Gateshead College

Gateshead College partnership offers transport sector apprenticeship opportunities

Both Go North East and Nexus have committed to training up apprentices to fill the skills gap in light of ageing workforces

Banks mining apprentices at work

One in four SMEs are looking to develop apprenticeship schemes

Survey suggests firms are looking to apprentices to plug the growing skills gap

Layla Welsh pictured with Autenticos paint range

Bedlington shop French Grey Tales expands to new premises in Morpeth

What started as a hobby has grown to become an inspiring business in Morpeth for Layla Welsh

Staff at Zenith People celebrate the achievement of their ISO accreditation

Fast-growing Zenith People secures ISO accreditation

Hebburn recruitment business is aiming to hit £10m turnover and increase headcount to 35 as part of a five-year plan

MP Guy Opperman, with apprentice Jade Scott, at the Fuse Media Centre at Prudhoe High School

Hexham MP Guy Opperman says apprenticeships should pay more

Conservative says North East teens should be offered £3.79 an hour, like other 16-17-year-olds, to make career path attractive

Bob Paton of Accenture

150 jobs to be created at Accenture's Newcastle Delivery Centre

Skilled technology positions at Accenture will focus on developing, testing and managing IT applications for clients across various industries

Videos & Photos

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

Left to right, Airport Chief Executive David Laws, Leader of South Tyneside Council Iain Malcolm, and Bob Schumacher from United Airlines, during the press conference at Newcastle Airport updated

Newcastle International Airport announce direct flights to New York with United Airlines

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer