Adult Learners of the Year 2021

This year was another challenging year for our adult learners, and we got so many nominations for some amazing learners who all deserved to be acknowledged. All nominations have received a highly commended certificate in the post, the winners have a also received a voucher to treat themselves with to reward their hard work!

It was difficult to pick winners this year due to the strong range of candidates, however some nominations really shined through. The winners this year are:

Apprentice of the YearFaye  & Lisa
Learner of the Year awardTracy
Maths and English Learner of the YearJoungsook
COVID HeroHollie
Digital Skills Learner of the YearPeter
Group AwardIgnite Your Potential Study Group
Group AwardPaul
Group AwardChristopher
Group AwardCameron
Group AwardJames
Group AwardDaniel
Study Programme Learner of the YearAndrew

Apprentice team get together at Rising Sun!

Today some hardy souls from NT Employment & Skills Apprenticeship team braved the rainy weather to get out and about in one of North Tyneside’s beautiful parks, the Rising Sun. Although the weather was typical for the great British summertime we had a great time catching up face to face with colleagues who we  normally only see on Teams calls! The team are hoping to make this a monthly event and make use of all the great sites across North Tyneside.  Hopefully next time it might not be so wet!

Hundreds of Vacancies up for Grabs at Quorum Jobs Fair

Quorum Jobs Fair will be held online on July 15 and will offer job seekers the chance to hear directly from companies that are actively recruiting.

The event, which is in its fourth year, has been organised by North Tyneside Council in conjunction with the Quorum team and sponsored by international alarm provider Verisure, which recently moved to Quorum and employs 300 people on the site. Various roles are available and include full and part-time positions, apprenticeships, as well as training and graduate opportunities.

With vacancies in finance, sales, IT, social care, customer service, public sector and more, there are a range of exciting opportunities available for people with different skills.

Speaking ahead of the event, North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn CBE said: “North Tyneside Council is absolutely committed to supporting job creation and career opportunities – and we know this is important to our residents.

“We are delighted to be organising the virtual fair with the team at Quorum Park, which is home to many brilliant organisations. The event a great opportunity for people to learn about prospective employers and hear about any vacancies they have, as well as employers having access to fantastic, talented, local job seekers.

“I would really encourage those looking for a new role or for information to join in with the virtual event on July 15.”

Park Director, Mark Rabinowitz from Shelborn Asset Management added: “We are always keen to support employment growth here at Quorum Park. Despite a difficult 18 months for many, Quorum has seen a number of large occupiers move to site and many of our businesses are in continued growth mode.

“The great range of roles and opportunities on offer are a perfect illustration of what Quorum Park, and the wider North East region, has to offer in the jobs market. While the traditional in-person event may not be possible in current circumstances, the virtual event and platform we’re using offers a unique opportunity for potential candidates to interact with a wide variety of businesses and find the perfect role for them.”

Employers taking part include Verisure; NHS; DWP; Physiotherapists Connect; Concentrix which provides outsourcing services; and Evalon which manages a secure payment processing service.

On the day, videos will showcase these businesses and others attending outlining opportunities available with those interested able to speak to someone from the organisation in a ‘chat room’. Questions can also be asked on a general forum on the day – a job seeker can visit the site to say what role they’re looking for and a business can respond directly.

The fair takes place from 11am to 1pm and those interested should visit : more information and details about how to join in.

Launch into Learning

It’s an exciting time for Employment and Skills, this week sees our Launch into Learning beginning, start making plans for the next academic year by browsing our brand new course guide and take a look at our updated and improved website.

Alongside this, we will be working with North of Tyne and their Adult Learning Week and bringing you a new partner profile every day. We will be featuring:

  • Baltic Apprenticeships – a local provider for digital apprenticeships.
  • Barnardo’s – providing learning opportunities to young people in the borough.
  • YMCA – providing opportunities for adults in the region, specifically with their Social Care SWAP and Catering Academy.
  • TDR – providing engineer apprenticeship opportunities locally.
  • LOMAX – providing gas training for the region.