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SUCCESS: Youngsters build a bridge during last year's event

New initiative set to bridge the skills gap

LEARNERS: TTE managing director, Steve Grant, front, with the training provider's latest intake of youngsters

TTE hails largest intake of students

ROLE: Lisa Matthews, of Guisborough, who secured a PA job after studying with Pitman Training		Picture: DOUG MOODY PHOTOGRAPHY

Lisa's determination delivers new job

TEAM: Baker Tilly's trainees include, from left, Jack Smith, Rory Sewell, Amy Thorns, Danielle Carrick, Shea Waters and David Matthias

Wave of new recruits to bolster ranks of finance company teams

OPPORTUNITY: The apprentices at the Martin Gray Football Academy

Academy on the ball with new recruits

CELEBRATION: Darchem apprentices, pictured with managing director Billy Meijer, front centre		Picture: Cal Carey

Engineer Darchem rewards top apprentices

The Tees Valley Skills Event 2015, which is open to all learners in years 9 to 13, promises to be even better than ever, showcasing career options and progression routes for everyone.

Tees Valley skills event will showcase future opportunities

The Ingenious Engineering event will be hosted by eco-friendly business park Lingfield Point, Darlington.

Challenge to ingenious pupils

PLACEMENT: Amy Teasdale, right, at The Student Loans Company, with supervisor Emma Price

Training scheme to be extended

Scott Logic welcomes its biggest ever pool of graduates.

Logical choice for graduates

Prime Minister David Cameron on his tour of South East Asia.

Bishop Auckland training chief joins Cameron's trade mission

OPPORTUNITY: Nathan Tonks, left, with James Dodsworth	Picture: KEITH TAYLOR

Duo build career at construction firm

LEARNING: Carmel's Ryan Gilligan

Pupils become bio-scientists for the day

EXCITED: Paul Hammerton is delighted to have been made managing director at Walter Thompson

Paul goes back to apprentice roots to build company

The winning members of the school's STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) Club with (left) John Barnett, Operations Director of Calsonic Kansei who were the final day sponsors and (right) Michelle Brown, Senior HR Manager at Calsonic Kansei. Pic

Engineering pupils hoover up award

LEARNING: Darlington School of Mathematics and Science students get under the bonnet at Vauxhall dealer Sherwoods. Pictured are Rebecca Smith, Kristen Morrison, Nizam Uddin and Carl Younghusband

Students get under bonnet to boost career prospects

TEAM: Dodds Brown property and facilities management team. Pictured from left to right are Richard Wilson, Nicole Turner, Sarah Slorach and new facilities manager Craig Parrish.

Ex-apprentice Craig lands £70m maintenance role

SUCCESS: Pictured from left to right are Sophie Hammond, Christopher Thomas, and Eloise Ross

Aviation students rewarded for work

SUCCESS: Randall Orchard's Darragh Spencer, second left, pictured alongside Alan O’Neile, from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, Graeme Newton, managing director of Randall Orchard, and former England rugby union player Brian Moore

Building firm's awards success

Hartlepool College teamed up with the Women’s Engineering Society to run a taster day of activities to promote engineering as a potential career to 14 to 16-year-old girls.

College targets female engineers

DRIVING AMBITION: QE student Tom Sutton, aged 17, behind the wheel of the Greenpower car.

Students on fast track to success

Chad Emmerson receives the Managing Directors award from TTE MD. Steve Grant (L) and guest of honour at the awards ceremony Steve Cram CBE.  Picture:Keith Taylor (30241022)

Jarrow Arrow helps TTE celebrate success

Young bricklayer scoops award

Young bricklayer scoops award

Foundation for Jobs feature on Hurworth School engineering teacher Jamie Smith during one of his classes.  Making garden tools with Jack Hobbs (13). Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (29388598)

Tees Valley engineers support new qualification

Darlington- George Lizun, a pupil at Firthmoor Primary School, crosses a 14-metre suspention bridge, built by the school, in Darlington College as part of the Foundation for Jobs scheme.

Award winning jobs scheme needs your vote

Pictured (l-r): Jason Howe (Learning Area Manager – Construction and the Built Environment); Sam Patterson (Construction student); Helen Johnson (Livin); Paige Newell (Construction student); Siobhan McMahon (NAWIC National Chair); Jennifer Moore (Constr

Is this the end for jobs for the boys?

IT’S FUN: FabLab enthralling young inventors at the Maker Faire event at the Newcastle Life Science Centre, Newcastle in April

FabLab will be centre for 'next Joseph Swan'

The University of Sunderland's prototype car.

University unveils hydrogen-powered car

Engineered to succeed, Stagecoach North East's cohort of apprentices from 2014 (L to R) - Michael Cooper, Charlie Marshall, Aidan Thomas, Joe Cowell and Peter Billyard.

Bus apprentices urged to get on board

SCHEME: Michael Carrick, Newcastle IT Apprentice Hub trainer, with his students

Hub scheme expands to increase IT skills

Go Ahead Training: (from left) Zane Simane, Shaun Stuart and Dave Spensley.

Manufacturing skills get the Go Ahead

Mike Matthews (left) managing director of Nifco UK and European operations manager, with Ian Smith, director of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Middlesbrough College.

Nifco and Middlesbrough College to boost Tees Valley skills

WORK: Sharon Seymour, from NHS County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, shows pupils bandaging and slinging techniques during a previous Foundation for Jobs event

Three years of building a strong foundation

Pupils pilot deep sea robots

Pupils pilot deep sea robots

(from left) Former Darlington College apprentice Heath Chadwick, 37, now co-director of bespoke furniture makers Mark Asplin Whiteley Limited, of Whitby, with cabinet maker Tom Jenkinson, 25, of Egton in front of a bespoke Zebrano Oak and Walnut cigar cab

Darlington College apprentice carves out career in cabinet-making

L-R Matthew Hammond, Neil Sim, Tom Horsfield, Bob Redfern (managing director), Emma Whelan and Joe O'Sullivan.

High Force draws from regional talent pool

Chuka Umunna, the shadow business secretary.

Accusations that apprenticeships are losing status

NEW FACES: Apprentices Steven Jones and Laura Elder

Construction firm takes on more apprentices

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “As the shock waves from the latest economic downturn continue to reverberate through the construction sector, concerns over diminished workloads have been replaced by concerns over skills shortages.

Skills timebomb threatens building trade

BUSINESS HUB: PD Ports oversees work at Teesport

Port operator helps youngsters

TRAINING BASE: A TTE technician shows off one of its specialist training systems

Training provider's open nights

APPRENTICE: Jade Stewart has joined Jennings Kia

Jade's driving forward her career

APPRENTICESHIP: Rebecca Head has joined Jennings Ford

Rebecca gets in gear for new career

AWARD: Jake Caldwell

Apprentice Jake wins award

CRUCIAL: Modus CT2, which were used to dig subsea trenches for the Teesside Wind Farm

Underwater robots help inspire young engineers

BUILDING CAREERS: Pictured from left to right are Matthew Jowsey, Adam Readhead and Allan Burgin

Apprentices celebrate career successes with £2m work

APPRENTICESHIP SUCCESS: Pictured from left to right are Jim Shanks, from Hartlepool College, Anthony Smith, Scott Pearson and Alan Lloyd, director of Heerema Hartlepool

Students secure national honours

NEW FACES: Pictured from left to right are Frankie Pepper, Josh Duncan and Will Maw

Timber company's apprenticeship drive

Firefighters learning how to tackle a blaze at Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy.

Newcastle Airport trains Portuguese firefighters

NEW CAREERS: Pictured from left to right are Jamie Anderson, Jack Hammerton, Jessica Haslam and Jordan Marriott

Apprentices learn trade on £15m scheme

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