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Apprenticeships and filling the skills gap

Never before have apprenticeships been of such importance to the North East

North East LEP helping to create regional skills growth

Lord Adonis on a visit to the North East
A shift in investment is needed to increase apprenticeship numbers and investment in apprenticeships by employers to achieve growth in the economy

Apprenticeships more important than ever in the North East

Apprenticeships are more important than ever
Never before have apprenticeships been of such importance to the North East

Northumberland College provides dedicated support to businesses

An apprentice at Northumberland College
Northumberland College offers more than 40 apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects – from hairdressing to business administration and from motor vehicle to engineering

Industry-leading award for British Engines scheme

A British Engines apprentice
A Tyneside engineering group's apprentice scheme to nurture its next generation of skilled employees is the first in the North East to gain an official stamp of approval
Business Secretary Vince Cable in Newcastle

EU cash to fund a North East jobs bonanza

Business Secretary Vince Cable has named the North East as a trial area for a local enterprise partnership in charge of adult education cash

North East councils to merge roles in bid for more power

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Seven North East councils have agreed to merge their economic roles – and urged ministers to back up their efforts “with hard cash”

North think tank warns George Osborne over transport funding snub

Chancellor George Osborne
George Osborne must not miss the chance to correct a transport funding snub in this week’s Government Spending Review, a think tank warns

2020 Vision - February 2014: The North East economy, future, apprenticeships and more

Welcome to the first edition of our 2020 Vision supplement for 2014. In this edition we have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, its future

2020 Vision - December 2013

2020 Vision
Welcome to the final edition of our 2020 Vision supplement for 2013. Over the year we have brought a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, its future

2020 Vision - October 2013

2020 Vision - October 2013
In this edition of 2020 Vision, we take a look at Shepherd Offshore who have turned the North bank of the Tyne from a disused naval yard into a thriving hub of offshore action
Let's Grow

£57m handed to North East in regional growth fund cash

Smaller North East firms are to create thousands of jobs thanks to The Journal's Let's Grow campaign

North East bucks trend as cash row breaks out over Regional Growth Fund

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
The North East has been praised for bucking the trend amid claims the Government’s flagship regional growth fund is wasting millions of pounds

Software firm sets up new UK HQ in £3m move to Newcastle

4Projects' Richard Pavey, Chris Baty and Steve Spark
Software company 4Projects has relocated its UK headquarters to Central Square, Newcastle, in a £3m investment to drive its expansion plans

Proud to Back Apprenticeships: Interest is growing, say apprenticeship bodies

As The Journal’s year-long Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign passes its halfway point, training providers in the region are reporting growing interest from both young people and employers

Masterchef finalist takes on Gateshead College apprentice

Apprentice Mason Patterson, left, with chef Dave Coulson
A restaurant owned by chef and TV celebrity Dave Coulson has taken on a new apprentice with Gateshead College

Late council payments 'costing my firm jobs' says Tyneside construction boss

Gary Davis of Teambuild Construction
Gary Davis has told how his Team Build firm is being forced to let staff go because of long delays on council payments

Videos & Photos

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

The Liquid Envy nightclub, Newcastle

Newcastle nightclub to be demolished for student housing

Andrew Moffat

Port of Tyne Chief Executive Andrew Moffat takes on national role


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