Port creating extra apprentice positions

The Port of Tyne is recruiting five new apprentices in finance, engineering and security, to help reach its target of 25 each year.

Recruitment is currently under way for five new positions with more planned for later in the year.

Geoff Gillon, Port of Tyne director of human resources, said: “This is a tough time in the job market, with many young people struggling to find career opportunities.

“The future is exciting, the Port of Tyne is investing in expanding our business operations and improving the chances for young people is part of our commitment to the community.”

The Port of Tyne invested £500,000 in training development in 2013, equating to 15,000 hours.

“We have 16 apprentices who are enjoying the opportunity to earn while they learn and achieve a recognised qualification while gaining vital work experience,” he adedd.

The closing date for the Port’s current apprentice vacancies is Friday, July 11, with more recruitment planned in September.

Visit www.portoftyne.co.uk for more information about the apprenticeships.