Apprenticeships are an excellent career option.
An apprenticeship is a genuine job where you receive formal training to gain industry recognised technical knowledge, practical experience and the wider skills you need for employment and a future career.
You can find out more about apprenticeships here – https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
North Tyneside Council offers a number of apprenticeships, including:
- Business Administration
- Project Management
- Customer Service
- Teaching Assistant
Apprenticeships are a great way to build and develop new or existing staff.
As many as 92% of employers who take on apprentices report a more motivated and satisfied workforce. According to GOV.UK 86% of employers say they make their business more productive and can bring skills vital to business performance and growth.
Apprenticeships today are work-based training programmes open to existing and future staff of all ages and abilities, and through tailored training bring real business benefits.
North Tyneside’s Employment and Skills service can provide impartial advice on the best apprenticeship option for your business and can support you through the process, from recruitment to successful completion.
What do Apprentices say?
Charlotte is from Percy Main in North Shields and is employed as an apprentice at Percy Main Primary School. She works with nursery and reception children aged 3-5 years and her day can include everything from teaching maths skills, friendship interventions for social skills and even making paper dragons.
“I really enjoy my apprenticeship. I feel fully supported from the school and the council. This apprenticeship has encouraged me to pursue my dream to go to university to become a teacher.”
Charlotte’s employer said:
“Charlotte has been an outstanding student; she picks up everything really quickly and is able to apply what she learns to different situations. She is always enthusiastic and polite and works hard to achieve her goals.”
What do Employers say?
ENGIE North Tyneside have been supported by us to recruit and deliver training to their Business Administration Apprentices. Emily joined ENGIE and started her Business Administration Level 4 apprenticeship training in 2019.
Emily’s Manager said:
“The Employment and Skills team have supported and championed Emily through her apprenticeship, As Emily’s Manager I have witnessed her grow over the last year and the impact the Employment and Skills team have had on her. Emily is more confident and has a real drive and passion for success.”
“Since starting my apprenticeship through Employment and Skills I feel I have massively progressed both academically through my apprenticeship and within my job role. The Employment and Skills team have great recognition for the hard work which you do such as their Annual Apprenticeship Awards!”