Apprenticeships

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

David Cameron backs The Journal's campaign to create apprenticeships

Prime Minister David Cameron
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"

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

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

Apprenticeships

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'

Acorn Dairy directors Graham Tweddle and Caroline Bellwith

North East dairy chosen to take part in campaign highlighting the best businesses

Acorn Dairy is sharing the secrets of its success in a campaign run by the Business is GREAT Britain programme

From left: Ian Callender, SCA Training Officer with Lisa Harwood, ARCH Funding Advisor and new apprentices in the business innovation centre at SCA Prudhoe Mill

Prudhoe manufacturer SCA secures investment to extend apprenticeship scheme

Prudhoe manufacturer of personal care products, including toilet rolls, has recruited an additional ten manufacturing apprentices

From left: Martin Williams, Saggezza UK managing director; Sunderland City Council Leader Paul Watson, and Alec Berry, Saggezza senior consultant

US tech firm Saggezza opens Sunderland office with recruitment ambitions

New office for US-headquartered analytics firm is a boost for Sunderland Software City

The launch of the Apprentice Greats booklet, at Gateshead College

NECC launches new book on apprentices-turned-high-flyers as National Apprenticeship Week kicks off

Nifco's Mike Matthews, Esh Group's Brian Manning and Nissan's Kevin Fitzpatrick among those featured in Apprentice Greats

Jane Siddle of NEL flanked by Dan Elgie (left) and Peter Behan of Group Horizon

Group Horizon receive further £120,000 investment to fuel expansion

Gateshead training providers have secured three portions of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Eldon Leisure redevelopment, behind the scenes as work commences

Eldon Leisure Centre: First pictures of how £3m refurbishment work is going

Staff levels will more than double to 50 as part of the refurbishment programme at the North Country Leisure-operated centre

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls: The North East needs its own investment bank says Shadow Chancellor

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has rebuffed claims Labour were the 'anti-business' party at an event in Newcastle

Houghton International apprentices

Houghton International break £5m turnover barrier and expect to recruit 150 for Walker operation

Electro mechanical engineering firm Houghton International  also plot a £2m investment in Newcastle operation

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls on Labour's vision for the North East economy

The Shadow Chancellor writes exclusively for The Journal ahead of a visit to the region

An oil rig in the North Sea

Job losses spark call for Government action on offshore industry

Stockton firm becomes the latest to shed jobs, but so far only the Scottish Government has acted

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