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Transportation consultancy boss benefits from management apprenticeship with the help of Access Training

A former apprentice who is now Operations Director at Chartwise, a Team Valley based transport consultancy, has returned to his original vocational training provider Access Training to take a management development programme – an apprenticeship in Leadership and Management Level 5.   Chris Allen has had a successful career in the transport sector after being […]

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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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Access Training continues to be Good

It’s official! Following a recent Ofsted inspection, Access Training have been confirmed as a ‘Good’ provider….again! A team of 4 inspectors carried out the inspection in April, observing training sessions, considering learner achievements and progress, reviewing key documents and meeting with leaners, employers, managers and staff. Inspectors felt that ‘Senior leaders, managers and staff have […]

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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 manufacturer uses apprenticeships to achieve turbo-charged growth

A manufacturing company in Gateshead is using apprenticeships to upskill seven of its workforce into team leader and managerial roles, as it continues to grow international operations in several sectors including transport, energy, industrial and defence. Turbo Power Systems has a team of over 110 people and designs innovative high-speed machines and power electronic solutions […]

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Biggest shake-up of apprenticeships in decades is nigh

North East businesses are being urged to get advice on how the biggest shake-up of apprenticeships in decades will affect them. In April the government is bringing in major changes, including a levy paid by larger employers, new apprenticeships covering more job roles and different rules on funding. A levy of 0.5% of the payroll […]

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E-commerce surge brings boost for Durham firm

A Durham workwear clothing company is expanding due to rapid growth which has seen them ranked 16th in the top ‘Fastest 50’ growing companies in the North East by Ward Hadaway. This is the third year in succession Workwear Express has made the list and they say their growth is mainly down to heavy investment […]

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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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