Northumberland College has welcomed it's 1,000th apprentice, April Halligan from Newcastle.Read the full story ›
The University of Sunderland has developed its Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in collaboration with employers.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
The company which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that it will recruit 30 new apprentices in the next three years.
The apprentices will be trained in partnership with a local college in a bid to keep young engineering talent in the region.
Watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.
In a bid to keep emerging engineering talent in the region, Tyne and Wear Metro is creating thirty new apprenticeships for young engineers in the next three years.
Nexus, the company which runs The Tyne and Wear Metro, today revealed it will recruit 30 new apprentices over the next 3 years.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
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.
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.