Apprenticeships

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

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

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

Industrial giant Sembcorp makes major donation to Tees college

(L-R) Patrick Pogue, Ian Smith, Zoe Lewis and George Ritchie
The equipment from Sembcorp's Wilton operation is worth tens of thousands of pounds

Apprenticeships

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

Val Wigham Head teacher at Studio West in West Denton, Newcastle

North East school leavers not ready for work, new survey suggests

The region's young people are not ready for the world of work, a study among employers claims

Matt Boyle, Danielle Walsh and Gerhard Fehringer

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

Rachel Hoggett, plant operator at Owen Pugh

Owen Pugh Group takes on first female plant operator in company's history

Former apprentice Rachel Hoggett has cemented her place in the Owen Pugh Group's history as the first female plant operator

An artist's impression of the new development in Ashington

Bernicia Group gets go-ahead to transform a former Northumberland hospital

The former Ashington Hospital site is to be redeveloped by the Bernicia Group

Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference updated

Ed Miliband: We'll heal the NHS with 20,000 extra nurses

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was ready to lead Britain with a detailed and workmanlike speech

Excelsior apprentices Lukas Istok and Sarim Malik with Steven Bolton of Rolls-Royce

Rolls Royce link-up with Newcastle school shows commitment to apprenticeships

Teenagers from Newcastle's Excelsior Academy will combine time in the classroom with on-the-job training

An oil rig in the North Sea

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

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Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

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Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

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