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Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

About apprenticeships:

  • Anyone over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships give an opportunity to work for a real employer - earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
  • All apprenticeships include elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice`s ability and competence in their job role.
  • Apprenticeships are available at various levels covering more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles
  • The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour, but many employers pay more than this. This is dependant on the sector, region and apprenticeship level.

Benefits of being an Apprentice

Benefits include:

  • after finishing, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer
  • a third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing - of those in work three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibilities in their job
  • employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications

* Source: National Apprenticeship Service

Training providers

There are a number of accredited organisations who deliver apprenticeship training within North Tyneside. The following list is not exhaustive.

If you need to find a trainer in a particular job or industry area you can do so by searching the National Apprenticeship Service website.

North Tyneside Council – Employment and Skills

North Tyneside Council manages an in-house training programme covering a wide range of subject areas.

Telephone: (0191) 643 2288
Web: www.northtyneside.gov.uk
Email: curriculum.support@northtyneside.gov.uk

Tyne Metropolitan College

TyneMet offers a wide programme of vocational training from beauty therapy to sports development.

Telephone: (0191) 229 5179
Web: www.tynemet.ac.uk                                      
Email: business@tynemet.ac.uk 

Barnardo's Palmersville Training

Barnardo's Palmersville Training has delivered work based learning for over 25 years; creating opportunities to enable individuals reach their full potential, and enhance their future prospects and job opportunities.

Telephone: (0191) 270 1133 
Web: www.palmersvilletraining.co.uk
Email: palmersville.project@barnardos.org.uk

Lomax Training Services Ltd

Lomax is one of the UK’s leading training organisations for the energy and utility industry and related skills.

Telehone: (0191) 262 3040
Web: www.lomaxtraining.co.uk
Email: enquiries@lomaxtraining.co.uk

Northumbria Youth Action ltd

NYA is a small charity based in North Shields offering training in motor vehicle and bicycle related skills.

Telephone: 0191 200 1234
Web: www.northumbriaya.co.uk
Email: northumbriaya@btconnect.com

Tyne North Training

Tyne North Training has a 40 year history supporting engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships and work based development.

Telephone: (0191) 262 6860
Web: www.tynenorthtraining.co.uk
Email: tnt@tynenorthtraining.co.uk

TDR

TDR Training Ltd delivers Apprenticeship and People Development programmes in both Engineering and Science disciplines. This includes among other subjects Electrical Maintenance, CNC Programming and Manufacturing subject areas.

Telephone: (0191) 491 1505
Web: tdrtraining.co.uk
Email: info@tdrtraining.co.uk

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