Apprenticeships

Ian Malcolm, managing director, ElringKlinger (Great Britain) Ltd

North East apprenticeship vacancies rise 45%

Encouraging statistics for region's skills base, but Redcar manufacturer says more must be done to encourage new entrants to industry

Contract Bottling in Sunderland announces plans for further expansion

Martin Thornton, MD of Contract Bottling, left, with Cllr Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council
After growing turnover, staff numbers and production, Sunderland firm invests in attracting new high profile customers

Surgo Construction aims for £30m turnover having already grown sales despite delays

Jeff Alexander, a Surgo board director, has recently celebrated a milestone of long-service
Sales rose more than 7% at the Newcastle firm in latest accounts - and that was despite some lengthy delays in contracts coming to fruition.

Apprenticeships

Ian Malcolm, managing director, ElringKlinger (Great Britain) Ltd

North East apprenticeship vacancies rise 45%

Encouraging statistics for region's skills base, but Redcar manufacturer says more must be done to encourage new entrants to industry

Martin Thornton, MD of Contract Bottling, left, with Cllr Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council

Contract Bottling in Sunderland announces plans for further expansion

After growing turnover, staff numbers and production, Sunderland firm invests in attracting new high profile customers

Jeff Alexander, a Surgo board director, has recently celebrated a milestone of long-service

Surgo Construction aims for £30m turnover having already grown sales despite delays

Sales rose more than 7% at the Newcastle firm in latest accounts - and that was despite some lengthy delays in contracts coming to fruition.

NECC policy and research manager, Mark Stephenson

Clarity sought on apprenticeship funding reform after Government response

FMB says construction industry could be badly hit by plans to make employer's responsible for training funds

SSI UK Business Director and Chief Operations Officer Cornelius Louwrens

SSI bosses unveil long-term vision for Teesside plant

SSI chief Cornelius Louwrens says 2015 could mark a turnaround in the steelmaker's fortunes

Benjamin Watson, apprenticeship at Tad Web Solutions in Redcar

Redcar-based Tad Web Solutions encourages others to take on apprentices

Redcar-based Tad Web Solutions benefitted from the advice and support of Redcar and Cleveland Council

MetroMail Managing Director Alan Purvis at the company's Seaham facility

County Durham mailing firm MetroMail in New Year recruitment drive

The new jobs are in management, technical and commercial roles at the Seaham-based facility

Lauren Ogilvie

Northumberland Wildlife Trust takes on wildlife apprentice

Northumberland Wildlife Trust offers its first apprenticeship to teenager Laura Ogilvie from Newcastle

Dr Robert Hardy of Aesica

Leading figures from North East business world receive New Year's honours

Entrepreneurs honoured for their contribution to business community in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham

Two apprentices

The Journal Opinion: Schools can only do so much. Teenagers have to take responsibility too

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, December 27, in which we look at the findings of a survey into bosses' attitudes to school leavers

Liz Kitson, director of the School of Access to Learning at Newcastle College

Appointments: Liz Kitson appointed as chairwoman of Implementation Group

Newcastle College director appointed as chairwoman of Association of Colleges’ 14-16 Implementation Group

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014

Six reasons why companies should enter the North East Business Awards

Previous winners explain how awards help them in terms of prestige, morale and getting ahead

A Premier Inn hotel

Premier Inn opens first North East hotel in a decade in Sunderland

The new Premier Inn hotel will create 50 new jobs in Sunderland, and two apprentices will also be taken on

Sevcon boss's stark warning on skills shortage reignites debate

Since The Journal reported Sevcon boss Matt Boyle's comments on North East skills, other employers, educators and workers have joined the debate

TiG welding in Factory Five

Express Engineering continue growth with more Team Valley workshop space

Precision engineering specialists Express Engineering have taken on their sixth premises

Paul Stewart, managing director of Chirton Engineering

Concerns raised over skills gap in the North East

Matt Boyle, chief executive of Sevcon said the engineers he needs do not exist in the North East

Castle Building Services board of directors, from left, Allan Carr, David Harland, Tony Lister and Simon Groom

Castle Building Services increases turnover by 53% to £23m

Education sector funding has helped support significant increase in turnover at the Hebburn-based business

Business Secretary Vince Cable

North East businesses hit out after loss of training fund despite thousands of apprenticeships

In the North East there have been 143,800 apprenticeship starts since the last election, new figures show

Simon Scotchbrook, MD of Agile

Appointments: Agile bring in young, fresh marketing team

Agile Group, an IT and communication company agency based in Stockton, has taken on two apprentices and a marketing co-ordinator as it expands its growing company

Contracts manager at Hodgson Sayers, Dean Goyns, with apprentices from the firm at Minsteracres retreat centre, County Durham

Building and roofing specialist Hodgson Sayers takes on nine new appentices

New start walks from Gateshead to Stanley, Co. Durham, to get interview with building and roofing specialist

Videos & Photos

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

Artist's impression of a room inside the new 270-bedroom student scheme

Work starts on Newcastle's latest student accommodation scheme

Developer Kier has taken interior shots while working on Motel One in Newcastle

Motel One shots offer insight into Newcastle building’s heritage

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