A North East college is aiming to match 100 young people with businesses in the region as part of its largest ever apprenticeship drive.
Sunderland College is calling for people to sign up to 100 apprenticeship vacancies that are currently available in North East businesses and organisations including EE, Sunderland Care and Support Ltd and Sunderland Council.
The college is one of the largest apprenticeship providers in the region, delivering skills and knowledge for a large range of sectors.
The 100 apprenticeship drive, available to everyone over the age of 16, comes after the appointment of executive director of commercial activity Iain Nixon, aimed at boosting its employer-facing activity.
Another new appointment, director of enterprise and commercial development Jane Thompson said: “I’m thrilled Sunderland College, through a sustained relationship with businesses in the region, has secured 100 apprenticeship vacancies for people in the region.
“As employers and educators, we have a responsibility to ensure we create real opportunities for our young people – and that we do what we can to make it possible for them to enter into their career in a way that suits their own learning style and development needs.”
Principal of Sunderland College, Anne Isherwood, said: “Over the past couple of years, Sunderland College has invested largely in the provision of apprenticeships as they offer a great solution for people looking for a blend of practical and theoretical skills to meet their needs.
“Furthermore, the business community also benefits, by getting young people who are trained in a way that is absolutely tailored to their needs.
“Apprenticeships really are win-win and I hope to see young people in the region sign up to such a fantastic opportunity.”