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New apprenticeship benefits North East youth charity

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A Newcastle charity has become one of the first in the North East to benefit from a new apprenticeship designed by employers, to better meet the administration needs of a modern-day business. Access Training has recruited Olivia Pringle, 20, for youth development charity, NE Youth. Olivia is one of the first apprentices to enrol on […]

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Apprenticeships help North East accountancy company grow

A North East accountancy firm has taken on its eighth apprentice in response to an upsurge in work following the launch of a new cloud accounting service and preparations for the forthcoming HMRC changes – ‘Making Tax Digital’. UHY Torgersens has been working with Gateshead-based Access Training to recruit and train two new apprentices – […]

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Gateshead training provider among best in UK and number one in North East

Access Training has been revealed as number one in the North East region – and in the top 6 percent nationally – for quality training, according to the learners they work with. A national, independent survey of learners attending all further education (FE) providers in the country has given Access Training a 97.4 percent satisfaction […]

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First and only security training centre in North East launches

North East security firms and their apprentices are set to receive a boost as a much-needed security training facility opens its doors in Gateshead. The workshop, based at Access Training on the Team Valley, is the first of its kind in the North East and was designed and kitted-out in partnership with a number of regional […]

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Mum knows best as Gateshead teen earns Access to new career opportunity

An ambitious young woman from Gateshead is following in her family’s footsteps after securing an apprenticeship with Access Training – a career path her mum embarked upon with the very same provider three decades ago. Olivia Davies, aged 16 from Birtley, was screened by Access Training for a position among its clients who were looking […]

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Gateshead security firm sees optic growth

A Gateshead security company has expanded thanks to several new contract wins and investment in its fibre optic service, which has led to increased demand and the need for two new apprentices. CJ Electratech which specialises in CCTV, fibre optic termination and access control systems, is seeing a multi-thousand-pound investment in specialist fibre optic equipment […]

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Turnover boost at expanding firm Blu Sky

A North Tyneside accountancy firm has doubled its team and seen turnover rise sharply, following the launch of an apprenticeship scheme which it describes as a one of its “major contributors to growth”. Blu Sky Chartered Accountants, based in North Shields, was set-up in 2008 by chartered accountant Jon Dudgeon and tax advisor Dave Gibson […]

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New name and new direction for Pelican Rouge

The South Tyneside depot of Europe’s largest refreshment supplier is investing in staff upskilling to support major changes to the business, which has changed its name and its direction. Pelican Rouge – formerly Autobar UK – employs 62 people at its base in Boldon and 1,600 people UK-wide. The firm is pursuing growth through what […]

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Consistency is key to success at Access Training

“The strategic focus on continuous improvement is borne out by the consistently high and rising qualification and progression outcomes for learners and the number of local employers who repeatedly use Access as their preferred training organisation” Access Training are celebrating after gaining ‘good’ grades at a national (Ofsted) inspection for the 4th time in a […]

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Access Training expands with acquisition

Ambitious Tyneside training provider, Access Training, has expanded its services by buying the Newcastle franchise of the UK’s best known further education brand, Pitman Training. Access has acquired the business from north east support organisation Entrust for an undisclosed sum. The move comes less than two years since Access bought out another further education provider, […]

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