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Third-time-lucky Lauren wants to inspire others

A County Durham woman has won a place at university and found a promising career after dropping out of college twice and feeling hopeless about her prospects. Lauren Wylie, 20, from Ouston near Birtley, turned her back on two different college courses after leaving school, before deciding to try an apprenticeship. She went to Access […]

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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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Leaving School or college? Not sure which route to take? Come along and find out more about Access Apprenticeships.

This is your invitation to our Apprenticeship Open Day – we have over 40 vacancies available in the following occupational areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Customer Service, Social Media, IT User, Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Warehousing, Manufacturing and Installing Security Systems  Find out more about Apprenticeships -real work, real wages, and hands on experience that […]

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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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Leaving School or college? Not sure which route to take? Come along and find out more about Access Apprenticeships.

This is your invitation to our Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Taster day – see Hairdressing and beauty treatments being carried out, and apprentices demonstrating their skills, even have a go yourself! Receive a free hairdressing or beauty gift and a treatment discount voucher. Find out more about Apprenticeships -real work, real wages, and hands on […]

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Recruitment Given A Health Check By Region’s GPs

GP surgeries across the North East are turning to apprenticeship programmes to help fill the skills gap which exists for quality administrative staff. Gateshead Community Based Care (GCBC) is working with GP Practices in Gateshead to recruit apprentices on their behalf. Alyson Wilson, Operations Manager at GCBC, said: “There’s a lot of talk about skills […]

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Region’s Skills Shortage Leads Growing Cramlington Business Down New Recruitment Path

A specialist electrical communications and security firm has embarked on a new approach to recruitment as businesses across the North East continue to feel the effects of the region’s skills shortage. Established in 2009, Cramlington-based MRM Solutions specialises in the installation of CCTV, aerials and satellites, alarms and fire detection equipment. Last year, the company […]

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It’s Easi to back Apprenticeships

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Gateshead based Easibathe and Easiaccess is seeing the benefits of using apprenticeships to boost its workforce 3 times over in less than 12 months. The North East based bathing and ramping specialist recruited its first apprentice, 20-year-old Elliot McClurry, in June 2013, through Access Training and have been very impressed with the potential he has […]

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Focus on Apprenticeships all Adds up for Accountancy Firm

An established Bishop Auckland accountancy practice has had its ongoing commitment to the training of apprentices recognised, having been shortlisted as a regional finalist for a coveted industry award. Mitchells Grievson entered into the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014 earlier this year having been nominated by its training provider, Team Valley-based Access Training. Following a thorough […]

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Learner Loan is a real beauty for Stacey

Student Stacey Dunn is fulfilling her dreams of a career in the beauty industry thanks to a change in funding by the government which has enabled her to fund her studies and return to education. The change in funding support was introduced last year, and gives Level 3 and 4 students in further education and […]

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