Apprenticeships

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

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

A Premier Inn hotel
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

Apprenticeships

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

Dean Fox of TTE, far left, and Paul Stringer of British Sugar, far right, with the company's apprentices

TTE helps deliver apprentice training at British Sugar

Middlesbrough firm TTE Technical Training Group is working with awarding body PAA\VQ-SET to prepare 16 apprentices for the workforce

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London

North East business community welcomes Autumn Statement measures

A host of leading business figures from across a number of sectors believe SMEs in particular could benefit from the Chancellor's approach

Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurs' Forum Gillian Marshall

Business Interview: Gillian Marshall of the Entrepreneurs' Forum

New chief executive of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, Gillian Marshall, discusses how the organisation nurtures business talent in the North East

Artist's impression of Boho Five

Opus Building Services starts work on landmark Teesside building

The Boho Zone acts as a commercial quarter for Middlesbrough’s digital media, digital technology and creative sectors

Proud to Back Apprenticeships

Business Supplement: Proud to Back Apprenticeships - Filling the Skills Gap

Read our 16 page supplement that reports what is being done in the North East to address the skills gap issue

Michael Nixon, one of the 'intu Academy' candidates with intu Academy project manager Tracy Allison and (right) Paul Gough from Gateshead College

intu Academy training scheme well on course for success

All the young people who took part in the latest phase of the intu Academy at Gateshead College have been offered jobs

Former Sunderland caretaker manager and captain Kevin Ball

Sunderland AFC legend Kevin Ball in Peterlee to inspire youngsters

Former Sunderland AFC captain and club ambassador Kevin Ball is speaking at Peterlee Business Park Steering Group's event this week

Waymark directors, from left to right, Paul Lofthouse, Jason Thomas Jones and David Brophy

Gateshead technology firm Waymark software house expands

Waymark is creating new jobs after moving into a bigger base.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg reveals North East apprenticeships soar over last four years

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg reveals apprenticeships in the region have more than doubled in last four years

Jill Cormack

First female plumber to be crowned North East's top apprentice in 101 years

Jill swapped a call centre job for a career in plumbing - and has now become the North East's top apprentice in the sector.

Judith Doyle takes the helm as principal of Gateshead College

North East Chamber of Commerce warns firms must invest to counter skills shortages

Around 78% of North East firms who took part in a survey intend to invest in training over the next year

Videos & Photos

The Sage Gateshead celebrates its 10th birthday: what does it mean for the North East?

The CIPR Awards at The Biscuit Factory updated

Top PR talent honoured at the 2014 CIPR North East PRide Awards

The Botanist, a new bar restaurant at Monument Mall

Newcastle's latest pub and restaurant, The Botanist, gets ready to open

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