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Training Provider expands team to increase Access to Security Apprenticeships

  Team Valley based Access Training has added to its team in response to the increasing demand for fire, security and emergency systems apprenticeships in the region. The apprenticeship ensures that engineers and technicians are trained towards the new high-quality apprenticeship standards.     Dave Cash recently joined Access and brings with him 30 years’ […]

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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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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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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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Gateshead woman gains skills and confidence to get back into work

An unemployed Gateshead woman who left school with no qualifications due to being badly burned as a child – has got her life back on track thanks to specialist training. Karen Noble, 56, was out of work for six months after suffering from depression following a family tragedy. But she was determined not to rely […]

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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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Major new contract win and 3.5m investment for expanding company Mecaplast

A Peterlee company has invested over 3.5m in new equipment and staff development following a major new contract win from Jaguar Landrover. Automotive parts manufacturer Mecaplast has purchased four new injection moulding machines, ranging from 800 to 2,300 tonnes, and formed a partnership with Access Training to upskill and develop its growing management team.   […]

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