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Companies supporting The Journal's apprenticeship campaign

Companies supporting The Journal's apprenticeship campaign
A number of North East companies are supporting The Journal's Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign

Proud to Back Apprenticeships: Interest is growing, say apprenticeship bodies

As The Journal’s year-long Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign passes its halfway point, training providers in the region are reporting growing interest from both young people and employers

Apprenticeships

Proud to Back Apprenticeships: Interest is growing, say apprenticeship bodies

As The Journal’s year-long Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign passes its halfway point, training providers in the region are reporting growing interest from both young people and employers

Apprentice Mason Patterson, left, with chef Dave Coulson

Masterchef finalist takes on Gateshead College apprentice

A restaurant owned by chef and TV celebrity Dave Coulson has taken on a new apprentice with Gateshead College

Gary Davis of Teambuild Construction

Late council payments 'costing my firm jobs' says Tyneside construction boss

Gary Davis has told how his Team Build firm is being forced to let staff go because of long delays on council payments

Nicole Gallagher had various jobs after studying at college but took up an apprentice programme to become a mechanic

South Tyneside Professional and Vocational College students learn from successful dealership

Esh facilitates group enjoyed a two-hour visit to Benfield Ford’s new £5.8m outlet on Newcastle Road, Sunderland

Dianne Sharp, the new leader of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

New CBI director calls on schools and businesses to work together for success

The new regional leader of employers' body, the CBI, has given her support to The Journal's Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign

From left, apprentice Bobby Grieves, East Durham Business Service's apprenticeship consultant Simon Naisbett, and apprentices Matthew Errington and Jordan Scott

Business support service helps more than 60 NEETs to find employment

East Durham Business Service sees strong take-up of apprenticeship programmes which has led to employment and apprenticeships

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

Around 130 business people turned out for the Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Ramside Hall in Durham

Ross Hodgson

Apprentice 'blueprint' for new starters at Crafter's Companion

Ross Hodgson, who rose the ranks at Crafter's Companion to become design lead, provides inspiration for others at the County Durham business

Apprentices go global with German exchange

Eight North East apprentices have returned from Germany after putting their skills to the test at a global manufacturing facility

Natasha Curry

Sunderland digital apprentice bolsters enterprise networks

A young apprentice from Sunderland has helped two Gateshead enterprise networks grow their online presence through effective social media and digital marketing

Nick Brown MP with Bruce Heppenstall of GE Oil & Gas and Mark Elborne of GE UK at the expanded facilities at Walker Riverside

150 jobs created as Newcastle firm invests in equipment

3,000 tonne carousels will open new opportunities for GE Oil & Gas who have created 150 jobs at the Newcastle firm

Cobalt Business Park has announced three new lettings

Accenture create 90 new jobs at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside

Management consultancy firm Accenture has announced 90 new technical jobs in Newcastle as part of its UK-wide expansion plans

Accenture North East managing director, Bob Paton

Management consultancy firm Accenture create 90 new jobs

Management consultancy firm Accenture has announced 90 new technical jobs in Newcastle as part of its UK-wide expansion plans

Aerial views of Newcastle International Airport

Labour MP joins Newcastle Airport staff to launch English Tourism Week

Newcastle Labour MP Catherine McKinnell turned customer service apprentice yesterday to help launch English Tourism Week

Stephen Catchpole

New investment scheme creates up to 700 new jobs for Tees Valley

Up to 700 new jobs could be created after the launch of a new investment scheme to support businesses in the Tees Valley

Vickie English and Ben Creke help launch the 100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge

New scheme bids to boost levels of North East apprentices

The North East Chamber of Commerce is launching a 100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge to tackle a skills shortage in the region

A smokehouse in Seahouses has turned to Northumberland College to recruit an apprentice in the ancient process of smoking fish

Seahouses fish business takes on an apprentice to keep tradition alive

A fish curing firm in Seahouses, Northumberland, is set to expand by taking on a new starter in order to keep the tradition alive

From left, Adrian Bartle of UK Land Estates with Barry Wilkinson and Craig Muldoon from Howard Russell outside the former Pickford's unit on Team Valley, which is being refurbished for occupation by Flowserve

Jobs increase as Cramlington firm Howard Russell wins £8.5m contracts

Cramlington-based construction firm Howard Russell have been appointed the main contractor on four major projects

Jacqueline Mason, HR Manager, Houghton International, left, with Catherine Attwell, CIPD North East England

Small firms encouraged to submit entries to region's most prestigious HR&D Awards

SME Excellence in HR&D Award was last year won by electrical engineers Houghton International

Steve Wright, Leanne Cox, Katie Woods-Ruddick, Carole Hodgson and Louise Pollard

Interest grows in Hays Travel apprenticeship scheme

More than 1,200 people will be competing for 110 places being created by Hays Travel in 2014. Meanwhile, around 50 applications were received for two available graduate positions

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North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

The Liquid Envy nightclub, Newcastle

Newcastle nightclub to be demolished for student housing

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