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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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National Learner Survey

Having recently carried out our own learner survey we are now asking learners to take part in a national learner survey being carried out by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). This survey captures the views of learners at colleges and training providers. Scores will be published nationally so that potential learners and employers can compare training providers […]

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WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2!

WIN a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2! To celebrate the launch of our Apprenticeship in Social Media & Digital Marketing, we’re giving away a fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Click here to enter our Twitter competition – to validate your entry you must then share the tweet. For more information about the Advanced Apprenticeship in Social […]

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Ross is living apprenticeship dream at last

A Newcastle teenager who longed for an apprenticeship has finally won one thanks to a new course and expert support. Ross Cannell, 19, from Gosforth, has been taken on as an apprentice by Amici’s Restaurants in Forest Hall. He applied for a bundle of apprenticeships after leaving sixth form, where he completed BTEC qualifications. He […]

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Five ways an Apprentice can benefit your business

By Malcolm Armstrong, Managing Director at Access and Chairman of Northumbria Learning Providers. Not a week goes by lately when you don’t see apprenticeships, and their form and value, being discussed and debated in the media. The latest in a long line of inquiries into apprenticeships has just been released by the Business, Innovation and […]

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Former apprentice returns to learn 20 years on

Two north east training providers have launched the region’s first higher apprenticeship in Leadership and Management and have seen several former apprentices return to the classroom as a result. Access Training and Milltech Training have responded to the government’s push for more Higher Apprenticeships by launching the course, which leads to a Chartered Management Institute […]

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£5m contracts win and £3m European project for Peacocks

Peacocks Medical Group is investing heavily in new training thanks to recent success in retaining two major contracts, worth £5m, and launching a new European project. The Newcastle company has retained its contracts with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead and Airedale and Skipton Hospitals Trust to supply orthopaedic appliances, following competitive tenders. It has […]

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DUCO expansion creates opportunities

Two north east young men have won apprenticeships at expanding manufacturing company, DUCO, with help from Access Training. Christopher Wade, 19, from South Shields and Michael Glasspool, 21, from Howdon, Wallsend are working towards business administration apprenticeships within the company’s finance and cost control departments. DUCO is a world leader in the design and manufacture […]

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National Learner Survey

Having recently carried out our own learner survey we are now asking learners to take part in a national learner survey undertaken by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). This survey captures the views of learners at colleges and training providers. Scores will be published nationally so that potential learners and employers can compare training providers […]

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Successful Ofsted for Access

Access Training are pleased to announce that their recent Ofsted inspection was a great success. 7 inspectors visited Access for a week at the end of January, observing training sessions, reviews and assessments and interviewing a wide range of learners, employers, staff and partner organisations. The final report confirms that ‘Access Training is a good […]

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