A popular event aiming to help young apprentices get on the job ladder is returning this weekend.
As part of National Apprenticeship Week this week, a ‘Get Up and Go’ event is being held at North Tyneside Council’s headquarters on Cobalt Business Park on Saturday (March 8).
Get Up and Go is run by the Connexions service and showcases apprenticeships to young people aged 15 to 19. It will take place from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
Advisers from the council and Connexions will be joined by more than 35 organisations.
North Shields-based Northumbria Youth Action supports the event, attending every year.
Jim Coltman, director of operations, said: “We have recruited at least 40 young people as a direct result of attending Get Up and Go.
“The range, quality and enthusiasm of the young people who attend is tremendously reassuring.”
Elsewhere, Kier North Tyneside has welcomed a new group of apprentices to its team in Killingworth.
Business administration apprentices Jordan Riley, Kenna Sinton and Cherry Lisle will be working towards an NVQ with Kier’s partner TyneMet College.
The company has employed 14 apprentices in the past 12 months, and taken on 40 since establishing its apprenticeship programme.
Kier regional director Mike Furze said: “We are dedicated to supporting the local community and place a special emphasis on providing young people with apprenticeships and on-site training.”
For more on apprenticeships in North Tyneside visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk/apprenticeships