Energy chief says young can show career example

The Northern Echo: EXCITING JOBS: George Rafferty

10:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YOUNG workers in the energy sector can play the greatest role in influencing school pupils to consider the booming industry for a career, a leading North-East figure has said.

Paving the way for a future career

The Northern Echo: SMART METERING: From left, director of business, innovation and development at Gateshead College Mick Brophy, G4S managing director Simon Best and apprentice Josh Larsen

10:11am Wednesday 16th April 2014

UTILITY services firm G4S utility and outsourcing services has invested further in apprenticeships through Gateshead College to equip its workforce with the latest smart metering technology skills.

School: Work ex aids job chances

The Northern Echo: SCHOOL SITE: Val Wigham with Craig Melville, from OGN

10:09am Wednesday 16th April 2014

REGULAR work experience while in education significantly increases a student’s chances of gaining employment, research commissioned by a school has found.

Youngsters get insight into university life

The Northern Echo: Foundation For Jobs logo

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUNG pupils were given an introduction to university life to help inspire their career decisions in years to come.

Film firm adds graduates to team

The Northern Echo: Pictured from left to right are Ben Cameron, Matthew Newman, Lauren Shepherd, Kevin Owens and Gavin Randall

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FILM production company has taken on two graduates as it continues its growth.

North-East apprentices test skills in Germany

The Northern Echo: The North-East apprentices at Siemens in Germany

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

NORTH-EAST apprentices have put their skills to the test at a German factory.

Employment team helps 300th apprentice

12:32pm Friday 4th April 2014

A TEAM creating employment and training opportunities for young people has supported its 300th apprentice into work.

Graduate's praise as scheme keeps talent in North-East

The Northern Echo: Foundation For Jobs logo

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A DIGITAL graduate responsible for designing Foundation for Jobs' new website has praised a scheme designed to keep industry talent in the North-East.

Training bosses honour youngsters

The Northern Echo: Sam Slater, front centre, with TTE managing director Steve Grant, front left, and Redcar MP Ian Swales. Back from left to right, are Luke Powell, Kingsley Beagle, Andrew Richardson, Ryan Smith, Louis West, Charlie Sidgwick and Ben Hepplewhite

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A TRAINING firm has honoured youngsters for their achievements.

Construction company backs bright sparks for success

The Northern Echo: Former apprentices Danny Guffick, left, Stevie Whitehouse, middle, and Dominic Laffin are looking forward to careers at Gus Robinson Developments

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm has reiterated its commitment to young workers after helping more apprentices through their training.

Training provider marks youngsters' graduation

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A NORTH-EAST training provider has marked the graduation of another group of youngsters.

Soft skills vital for youngsters, says education boss

The Northern Echo: Retiring executive director of Longfield School Keith Cotgrave is presented with a personalised cake by Calvin Kipling, left, head of DSMS School, Susan Johnson, head of Longfield and John Armitage, head of the Rydal Academy, right

6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

YOUNG people need to be equipped with soft skills as well as qualifications to impress prospective employers, the new education representative on the Foundation for Jobs board has claimed.

Housing provider turns to experience for youth of tomorrow

The Northern Echo: Bricklayer and trainer Brian Hughes works trainees

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A HOUSING provider is using the skills of experienced staff to train its next generation of workers.

Specialist trainer signs up 200th student

The Northern Echo: CHAMPAGNE MOMENT: nesma director Veronica Swindale with James Kimmins

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE North East Sales and Marketing Academy (nesma) has signed up its 200th student.

Pupils given insight into world of work

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

PRIMARY school pupils were given the chance to try a wide range of potential careers, from bricklaying to engineering for themselves at a practical in-school event.

Firm warns of driver training bottle neck

The Northern Echo: Driver Hire CPT trainer Lee Wilmot (left) and business development assistant Joe Carpenter (right) with Ian Woodall, a driver for LF Logistics who has completed his training.

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A NORTH-EAST company which hires and trains lorry drivers is warning the industry faces its own bottle neck of untrained motorists this year.

Jobs landscape improves for Coast & Country Housing apprentices

The Northern Echo: From left: Warren Spurr, Ryan Iley, Jordon McGowan, John Bailey with Phil Easton Environmental Surveyor

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

ONE of the largest regeneration and housing companies in the region, has offered four young people the opportunity to learn new skills, experience the world of work and gain important qualifications. 

Bank backs youth skills drive

The Northern Echo: Will your town's Barclays bank branch close?

4:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

BARCLAYS has started a traineeship programme pledging to provide 300,000 training hours to young people not in education, employment or training.

Apprentice Joe hopes to drive forward future success

The Northern Echo: Apprentice Joe Nicholson

6:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

AN apprentice has eyes on setting up his own business after impressing at a transport firm.

Life begins at 50 for apprentice Gill

The Northern Echo: GREAT SUPPORT: Gill Hinds

6:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

WITH industry focus increasingly shifting upon the importance of apprenticeships, Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill reveals how the route gave one 50-year-old a fresh start

NOF Energy supports training at oil company

The Northern Echo: Maersk graduates Ayman Saleh, Laura Fraser and Martin McIver on a tour of BEL Valves led by BEL’s Will Dacre (right)

6:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewable sectors, is working with the UK arm of international company Maersk Oil to help the business develop its workforce and equip them with an in-depth understanding of the supply chain.

Creating opportunities for young people is a priority for ElringKlinger

The Northern Echo: Liam Campbell

7:50pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

FIRMS need to invest properly in careers advice and work with the education sector to attract prospective students from an early age, a North-East engineering boss has said. 

Ice cream firm takes on first apprentices

6:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A FAMILY ice cream firm founded from adversity is set to take on its first apprentices as it continues to grow.

Apprentice Harry hopes to tap into plumbing success

The Northern Echo: Apprentice Harry Teasdale

6:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A NORTH-EAST teenager is hoping to tap into success after making it through to a national plumbing final.

Former pupils praise apprenticeships after classroom return

The Northern Echo: Teaching assistants Jordan Jackson-Bailey, left, and Mark Bailey, right,  pictured with foundation stage pupils

6:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

TWO classroom assistants have praised the value of apprenticeships after securing jobs at their former primary school.

More youngsters look to engineering apprenticeships

The Northern Echo: More youngsters are choosing engineering apprenticeships like Anthony Butler, from SW Durham Training, in Newton Aycliffe, than degree courses, a report has said

11:10am Monday 3rd March 2014

MORE young people are choosing engineering apprenticeships over degree courses, a report has revealed.

Sunderland team bids for national glory

The Northern Echo: Sunderland team bids for national glory

7:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

TRAINEE welders, electricians, fitters and machinists are bidding to become team of the year in a national contest to find the country’s leading apprentices.

Pupils helped by jobs campaign tops 2,300

The Northern Echo: Jack Cameron, 17, from QE Sixth Form in his team’s Chodemobile hovercraft

8:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A HOVERCRAFT building day will see the number of school age pupils helped by Foundation for Jobs since its launch two years ago top 2,300.

Students pursue engineering careers after securing posts

The Northern Echo: Tshering Lama, left, with James Sutherland

6:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

TWO college students are looking to the future after securing trainee engineering jobs.

Vehicle rental firm rewards apprentices

The Northern Echo: Northgate Vehicle Hire's fleet of vehicles, which helped the company increase business and push on with expansion plans

6:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A VEHICLE rental company has rewarded apprentices for their successes.

Programme starts to help process industry graduates

The Northern Echo: Graduate mechanical engineer John Widdowson

6:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A SCHEME is underway to prepare graduates for the North-East's process industry.

Waste company provides new careers for apprentices

The Northern Echo: Apprentices Lizzie Smith and Pete Dunn

6:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A FORMER chef and a student who decided against university are embarking on careers after securing apprenticeships with a leading North-East firm.

Petrochemical firm backs apprentice scheme

6:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A PETROCHEMICAL firm has backed an apprenticeship training programme, which bosses say can help the North-East bridge an engineering skills gap.

Apprentice Albert urges youngsters to follow his lead

The Northern Echo: TAKING THE PLUNGE: Albert Wingfield, who is working for Dyno Plumbing North-East

6:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A PLUMBER has urged North-East youngsters to choose apprenticeships after successfully launching his career.

College boosts career propspects

The Northern Echo: Darlington College student Alice Hoare

7:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

A HUMAN resource student has found returning to college just the job for getting a foot on the career ladder.

Apprentice Axel goes for national honour

The Northern Echo: Apprentice Axel Tye

6:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

A YOUNG North-East worker is vying for the title of best UK apprentice.

Training session for chemical process small firms

The Northern Echo: Nicky Jolley, founder of HR2day

9:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

CHEMICALS businesses got a lesson in the processes they must follow to comply with employment law and get ready to create jobs.

Summer placement up for grabs at chemicals firm

The Northern Echo: The Sabic Olefins cracker at Wilton

7:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

A LEADING chemical company has offered a sought after summer placement to a potential future engineer following a visit by students to its world leading Tees Valley plant.

Teesside University student wins top engineering award

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

THE Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has presented a Teesside University student with a top student award for excellence in engineering.

Industry bosses call for better apprenticeships

The Northern Echo: A construction apprentice.

6:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

INDUSTRY bosses have called for better apprenticeships to take advantage of increased work generated by the growing economy.

Apprenticeship vacancies on the rise, says new report

The Northern Echo: An apprentice electrician.

6:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

APPRENTICESHIP vacancies increased by a quarter last year, with a large rise in the number of applications from women, a report has revealed.

Building control firm aims to expand training scheme

The Northern Echo: Pictured from left to right are Rob Cuthbertson and Patrick McRedddie, Aedis assistant building surveyors. Both are part of  Aedis’ graduate training programme

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A NORTH-EAST building control firm has celebrated the first anniversary of its graduate training programme.

Technology firm receives university support

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A TECHNOLOGY firm has been supported by a North-East university to boost its manufacturing ability.

Call centre worker taps into new career

The Northern Echo: Apprentice Jill Cormack

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A FORMER call centre worker has launched a new career for herself in the plumbing industry.

Removal firm gives apprentices new direction

The Northern Echo: Malcolm Ingram, left, presents James Wilson and Cameron Dunn with their certificates for their three-day removals foundation course

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A TRAINING provider has helped two North-East apprentices move up in their careers.

Apprentices find roles in boardroom

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

ALMOST 20 per cent of apprentices are working in senior management positions, a report has said.

Darlington apprentice scoops award

The Northern Echo: Award winner: Robbi Dickinson

7:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

AN apprentice technician has been named the best in his field at a national awards ceremony.

Football club helps youngsters with employment skills

The Northern Echo: St James' Park, the home of Newcastle United. The club's community arm is among 18 companies helping develop the employability skills of young people in the North-East

6:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

STAFF from Newcastle United’s community arm are amongst 18 companies helping develop the employability skills of young people in the North-East.

College and training provider combine to help youngsters

The Northern Echo: Sunderland College

6:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A NORTH-EAST college is helping youngsters prepare for a career in the automotive sector by working with a training business.

Lawyers advise on £44m sale

6:00am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

REAL estate lawyers from a firm with offices in the North-East have advised on the £44m sale of office space and retail units.

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