For the first time, new apprenticeships being launched on Teesside will be designed by the employer to provide the specific skills they need - and will be open to all ages.
Speaking exclusively to ITV news, George Ritchie from Sembcorp says that apprenticeships are vital for the industry's future:
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Cold with wintry showers overnight and on Monday.
Cold air from Canada will turn showers wintry overnight into Monday morning. Snow could settle over higher routes. Icy patches possible