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Tata Steel announces new North East apprenticeships

Tata Steel has launched a new nationwide search for apprentices - including at its Teesside and Hartlepool sites - which will create over twenty apprenticeships in the North East.

Tata Steel are creating over 20 new apprenticeships across the region Credit: ITV News

Eight new apprenticeships will be created at the Teesside plant, with a further eight positions at Skinningrove and six in Hartlepool.

The apprenticeships, beginning in September, will offer young people the chance to train for three years in both mechanical and electrical skills at Tata Steel.

Applications will be open until 17 March. For more information on how you can apply, click here.


New Tyne and Wear apprenticeships for engineers

The Tyne and Wear operator of the Metro is launching a new apprenticeship scheme which will create thirty jobs for young engineers.

Nexus has teamed up with Gateshead College to train the engineers.

The aim of the scheme is to create a Rail Academy which would work with other companies in the future.

The Tyne and Wear operator of the Metro is launching a new apprenticeship scheme Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Full Report: Rise in 'white collar' apprenticeships

Once upon a time, the word 'apprenticeship' would conjure an image of a young person learning a manual trade.

However, in the last few years there has been a huge rise in 'white collar' apprenticeships.

One of the latest companies to offer them in areas like business and administration is the software giant, and ITV Business Club member, Sage.

So do these new apprenticeships make university degrees irrelevant?

Our Business Correspondent Ben Chapman found out.

Watch his full report below.

Are apprenticeships making some university courses redundant?

David Milstead turned down a place at university to join the software giant Sage, which has become the latest big firm in the North East to hire apprentices.

The number of people choosing apprenticeships in business and administration has increased in the last four years, at a time when university tuition fees are rising.

North East software giant takes on apprentices

The region's only FTSE 100 company has joined a growing number of firms that are offering apprenticeships to young people.

The software giant Sage has taken on eleven apprentices, in a climate where young people are increasingly choosing either to apply directly for an apprenticeship rather than a university degree - or in some cases are turning down a place at university to sign up for apprenticeships.

The number of people choosing so-called 'white collar' apprenticeships has more than tripled in the last four years, at a time when rising tuition fees are deterring many young people from continuing in higher education.

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