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3:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

PRIMARY school entrepreneurs have taken up Sir Richard Branson’s challenge to each turn £5 into a flourishing business.

Physio practice hails first apprentice

The Northern Echo: NEW CAREERS: Jack Duffy, left, with Abigail Pirt and Neil Sleeman

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A FITNESS and physiotherapy practice has hailed the impact of its first ever apprentice.

College gets industry boost

The Northern Echo: EQUIPMENT BOOST: Zoe Lewis, Middlesbrough College principal and chief executive, with George Ritchie, Sembcorp senior vice president for HR

5:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COLLEGE’S £12m education centre has received support from a North-East firm.

Bringing subsea industry to life

The Northern Echo:

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SUBSEA experts helped bring one of the North-East’s fastest growing industries to life for young people on the verge of choosing their GCSE options.

Bus firm's apprenticeship drive

The Northern Echo: SKILLS DRIVE: Pictured back row, from left to right, are Go North East's Colin Barnes and Keith Robertson, with apprentices Daniel Marsden, Michael Ord, Joseph Denny, Tyrone Doran, James Harrison, Anthony Sloan, Robert O'Byme and Gavin Batie, curr

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BUS operator has invested in an apprenticeship programme to tackle an industry skills shortage.

Companies 'must act' on skills gap

The Northern Echo: APPRENTICESHIP COMMITMENT: Mike Matthews MBE, Nifco UK managing director and European operations officer

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SKILLS shortages could present the largest risk to the North-East’s economic stability in generations, a car parts firm boss has warned.

Packaging firm's new apprentices

The Northern Echo: NEW FACES: Encore's new apprentices. Pictured from left to right are Sean English, Joe Tighe and Dylan Pearson

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PACKAGING and envelopes firm has taken on new apprentices.

Children pilot mission to Mars

The Northern Echo: Pic Caption: Paul Willis of South West Durham Training helps Hurworth School pupils construct mini wind turbines at the Foundation for Jobs Low Carbon Engineering event

7:59am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AROUND 140 young people were given a hands on experience of the potential careers that could await them in the engineering sector.

Krystal breaks into journalism

The Northern Echo: Journalism apprentice Krystal Starkey

9:33am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW opportunity has struck a chord with a band manager after she became the first student to secure a journalism apprenticeship to pursue her passion.

Businesses urged to support skills programme

The Northern Echo: BUILDING SKILLS: Programme co-ordinator Jessica Trotman, second left, with, from left to right, trainers Nevil Tynemouth, Ford Henderson, Jackie Wade, Grant Henderson, Amanda Dixon and Joanne Dolezal

6:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NORTH-EAST businesses have been urged to support skills workshops.

Training centre's official launch

The Northern Echo: OFFICIAL LAUNCH: Young engineers are pictured with visitors at the launch of Industrial and Marine Hydraulics' training centre

6:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN engineering firm has officially launched a training centre to attract the best talent in the region.

Apprentices aim high with aircraft work

The Northern Echo: RAF ROLES: Eight apprentices, who have trained at Hartlepool College, are now supporting the RAF

6:01am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GROUP of engineering apprentices are working on some of the world’s most famous aircraft.

Nexus adds to apprentice team

The Northern Echo: NEW FACES: Nexus' latest team of apprentices

6:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

METRO operator Nexus has taken on more apprentices as it expands its engineering training programme.

Training body's record numbers

The Northern Echo: RECORD NUMBERS: Steve Grant, front, with TTE's 2014 intake

6:00am Monday 6th October 2014

A TRAINING charity says it has welcomed a record number of young people to its apprenticeships and learning programmes.

Event aims to inspire young engineers

The Northern Echo: EVENT SUCCESS: Youngsters learn about a Cummins electric car at a previous Foundation for Job event at Lingfield Point, in Darlington

6:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A HOST of engineering companies and organisations are to come together to support an event demonstrating to young people the wide range of careers engineering can offer them.

Accounts praised for apprentice focus

The Northern Echo: AWARD JOY: Pictured from left to right are directors Andrew Houghton and Nigel Rea, with Lauren Westgarth and Jane Lamb

6:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN accountancy practice has won an award for its commitment to apprentices.

Engineering firm's apprenticeship drive

The Northern Echo: YOUNG WORKERS: Pictured from left to right are apprentices Annie Crossman, Jordan Little and Harry Levitt, with Paul Griffiths, second right

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN engineering company is launching a training centre to inspire the next generation of young talent.

Craft firm welcomes new apprentice

The Northern Echo: GROWING COMPANY: Sara Davies, left, with apprentices Sam Davison and Paige Marie Todd-Archbold

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A GROWING craft supplies firm has taken on another apprentice.

Bridging the construction skills gap

The Northern Echo: Heritage apprentice Richard Pollitt.

6:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A TRAINING provider is helping to equip the construction craftsmen of tomorrow with vital workplace skills.

Engineering firm hires nine apprentices

The Northern Echo:

11:06am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NINE apprentices are building a career after securing work with a civil engineering firm.

Sky the limit for apprentices at travel agency

The Northern Echo: NEW RECRUITS: Pictured from left to right are Sara Paterson, Hartlepool College lecturer, Samantha Adey, Sophie Errington, Paige Quigley, Reece Aitman, Annie Brown, Rebecca Parker, Charlotte Simpson, Chloe Vayro, Lydia Robson and lecturer Janet Best

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A TRAVEL agency has taken on nine apprentices.

Lucite calls on the military

The Northern Echo: (left to right) Nathan Dennis, Matthew Angus, Elliot Holmes, Simon Frank, Jacob Dennis, Ryan Daley and Sean Flattley. Pic Steve Gray.

7:19am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHEMICAL company Lucite International has enlisted the support of two more former military personnel as it strengthens its skilled workforce on Teesside.

Subsea apprentice to educate youngsters

The Northern Echo: FOUNDATION FOR JOBS: Apprentice Tom Young at Modus Seabed Intervention Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10129510)

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SUBSEA apprentice will help to educate North-East school pupils on the opportunities available to them in the thriving industry sector.

Apprentices build career

The Northern Echo: NEW CAREERS: Pictured from left to right are, Martin Forster, general manager for Owen Pugh Contracts, Oliver Pratt, Alex Davison, Sean Dowling, Lewis Russell, Hans Paulsen, Joe Hutchinson, Joe Horner and Paul Anderson

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

NINE apprentices are building a career after securing work with a civil engineering firm.

Engineering firm honours apprentices

The Northern Echo: APPRENTICESHIP DRIVE: Billy Meijer, Darchem managing director, left, with the students

4:01pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MORE than 50 apprentices have been honoured at an engineering firm.

Training charity boosts courses

The Northern Echo: SPECIALIST TRAINING: TTE’s industry-standard facilities host a wide range of training programmes. Pictured is Mick McCowan, front, watched by TTE's James Redshaw, left, and Ian McKay, from the Wood Group

5:02am Monday 8th September 2014

A TRAINING charity has launched new courses to retrain workers and improve industry skills.

Graduate Jennifer plays key role in family life

The Northern Echo: JOB PLACE: Jen Norman, graduate intern at Family Placements Services in Darlington.         Picture: ANDY LAMB (9809553)

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CHALLENGING internship will see a young graduate help young children and couples become families.

Joanne ends job wait with training help

The Northern Echo: IN THE BAG: Joanne McTeer was helped by Access Training to get a job at Primark

6:08pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A MUM has secured her first job in 15 years after help from a training provider.

Port apprentices learn Army life

The Northern Echo: ARMY EVENT: The PD Ports apprentices, pictured on their Army course

5:44pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A PORT operator has taken on eight apprentices to work as dock operators.

Apprentice Jordan shortlisted for award

The Northern Echo: AWARD HOPE: Jordan Wales, of Applied Integration, has been put forward for the Apprentice of the Year Award at Hartlepool College

4:32pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AN apprentice at a firm renowned for its work on nuclear-powered submarines has been shortlisted for an award.

Young unemployed deserve more help, says Prince's Trust

The Northern Echo: Ann Marie Patterson

8:01am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS the North-East emerges from the recession, and is once more on the road to economic recovery, only now are we beginning to see real growth in our local industries, writes Jonathan Townsend, Regional Director, North of England, The Prince’s Trust

Site apprentice on ladder to success

The Northern Echo: Liam Harrison

6:17am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AM ambitious apprentice site manager has a promising career ahead of him after being shortlisted for the National Apprenticeship Awards.

A drive for new talent

The Northern Echo: Back: Warren Portues (left) and Chris Ferguson with Jack Errington (front left) and James Grady.

7:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STOCKTON-BASED mechanics North Eastern 4x4 have expanded their team by taking on a newly-qualified apprentice.

Engineering apprenticeship success

The Northern Echo: ENGINEERING TALENT: From left,  Angela Fleming, business development officer at Derwentside College, with Simon Howard, operations manager at Pinnacle Re-Tec and apprentices Samantha Johnson and Adam Panting

5:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FEMALE student has beaten all the males on her course by winning an apprenticeship with a leading north east engineering firm.

Training scheme for businesses operating in the region's Protected Landscape

The Northern Echo:

5:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Northern Lands Partnership has launched a training scheme for businesses operating in the region's Protected Landscapes.

New recruits at chemicals firm

The Northern Echo: Apprentices aand managers at Lucite Plant,  New Road, Billingham
Pic by Doug Moody Photography 9/8/14 (9335955)

12:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHEMICAL company Lucite International has taken on a team of talented new recruits.

Super Sam beats the boys to apprenticeship

The Northern Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FEMALE student has beaten all the males on her course by winning an apprenticeship with a leading North- East engineering firm.

Armed forces get insight into oil and gas careers

The Northern Echo: Troops hear about careers in the oil and gas industry

8:32am Wednesday 13th August 2014

OPITO, the skills organisation for oil and gas, has been arming a squadron of soon to be ex-military with the inside track on the industry and how their Armed Forces background can transfer into a new career.

Mature pupils master the web

The Northern Echo: Julie Boyack, deputy chief executive of Age UK South Tyneside, with Phil Richardson of Atlas Cloud, working with 75-year-old Fred Lees at the Age UK offices.

7:06am Wednesday 13th August 2014

CHARITY Age UK is using cutting edge computer technology to cut its costs – and teach a class of mature pupils how to master the web.

Nissan trainees have the drive to succeed

The Northern Echo:

10:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST college is celebrating after the success of a traineeship scheme which has resulted in more than 70 young people winning apprenticeships and permanent employment.

Trainer addresses shortage

10:19am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TRAINING provider says it has added more offshore courses to deal with a skills demand.

Employers – recruit just one intern and claim £11,000

10:18am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Laura Woods, of Teesside Univeristy: Taking on a talented graduate under this scheme can help a company to complete a specific project

Salary boost for internships

6:17am Wednesday 13th August 2014

ENGINEERING companies which recruit a graduate intern during August are amongst the firms which could be eligible for up to £11,000 towards their salary.

Jobs foundation plans a host of events

The Northern Echo: George Lizun (corr), a pupil at Firthmoor Primary School, crosses a 14-metre suspention bridge, built by the school, in Darlington College as part of a Foundation for Jobs event last year.

7:16am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A HOST of events to inspire young people’s interest in sectors offering major employment opportunities here in the North-East are planned for the new academic year.

Success for North-East trainees

The Northern Echo: Some of the Derwentside College trainees.

7:37am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST college is celebrating after the success of a traineeship scheme which has resulted in more than 70 young people winning apprenticeships and permanent employment.

Car parts maker's apprenticeship recognition

The Northern Echo: APPRENTICESHIP COMMITMENT: Mike Matthews MBE, Nifco UK managing director and European operations officer

6:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A CAR parts maker has been nominated for an award highlighting its commitment to apprenticeships.

RAF pilot offers start-up advice

The Northern Echo: Business Advisor Joe Greener

6:44am Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMER Armed Forces personnel can tap into the expertise of a former Royal Air Force helicopter specialist to pursue a path into self employment.

Accountancy firm praised for apprentice work

The Northern Echo: APPRENTICE FOCUS: Pictured from left to right are Mitchells Grievson's Lauren Westgarth, Abbey Winterburn, Hannah Dinsley, Andrew Houghton, and Nigel Rea

4:58pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN accountancy practice has been recognised for its commitment to training apprentices.

Distribution firm delivers more young workers

The Northern Echo: NEW FACES: Stiller Warehousing and Distribution managing director Paul Stiller, pictured with his young recruits

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FAMILY-RUN distribution firm has reiterated its commitment to training young people by taking on another apprentice.

Students inspired to become engineers

The Northern Echo: EDUCATIONAL VISIT: The students from Darlington's Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College at Bradford University’s Stem Centre

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STUDENTS were able to try their hand at making bio-plastics in a visit aimed at inspiring their interest in engineering careers.



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