Apprenticeships

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

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
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 Centre: First pictures of how £3m refurbishment work is going

Eldon Leisure redevelopment, behind the scenes as work commences
Staff levels will more than double to 50 as part of the refurbishment programme at the North Country Leisure-operated centre

Apprenticeships

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

Supp Nigel Mills

Nigel Mills: Bring opinion-formers and decision-makers to the North East - and then wow them

The chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Forum says the North East must reach out to other parts of Britain and the world to help us realise our potential

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

OGN director reveals HS2 supply chain ambitions

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says "ring fencing" work for British firms was not the way forward

Young Shepherd of the Year 2013, Josh Ryder

Call made for entries to young shepherd competition

A cash prize of £300 is up for grabs at the NSA North Sheep 2015 event in near Cockermouth

Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

Dr Jane Sullivan of Newton Rigg College

New director appointed at Newton Rigg College

Dr Jane Sullivan has experience working at several colleges in the North, as well as spending 15 years at AstraZeneca

South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

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

Videos & Photos

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

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