Category Archives: Advice for Business

Hurworth school’s head of design and technology Jamie Smith addresses delegates at the launch of Foundation for Jobs Apprenticeship event

Business and schools back new apprenticeship event

Hurworth school’s head of design and technology Jamie Smith addresses delegates at the launch of Foundation for Jobs Apprenticeship event

Hurworth school’s head of design and technology Jamie Smith addresses delegates at the launch of Foundation for Jobs Apprenticeship event

AN apprentice outlined  his experiences working for a leading engineering company ahead of an event designed to bring firms together with young talent.

Matthew Hiser, a second year apprentice at Cummins Engines in Darlington, was speaking at the launch of Foundation for Jobs Apprenticeship Event, which takes place in Darlington on September 19this year.

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Longfield Academy pupils undertake an engineering task at a Foundation for Jobs event

Royal Academy of Engineering backs Foundation for Jobs

Longfield Academy pupils undertake an engineering task at a Foundation for Jobs event

Longfield Academy pupils undertake an engineering task at a Foundation for Jobs event

FOUNDATION for Jobs has won the backing of one of the UK’s most prestigious engineering bodies for its work with young people.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is to part fund the national award winning initiative which has worked with more than 6,000 young people in Darlington since its launch in 2012.

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from left are Dean Judson, headmaster of Hurworth Comp, Jane Robson from Durham County Community Foundation, Calvin Kipling, Principal of  Darlington School of Maths and Science, Seth Pearson from Darlington Partnership and QE Sixth Form principal Tim Fisher.              Picture: ANDY LAMB

County Durham Community Foundation join Darlington Schools to support Foundation for Jobs

from left are Dean Judson, headmaster of Hurworth Comp, Jane Robson from Durham County Community Foundation, Calvin Kipling, Principal of  Darlington School of Maths and Science, Seth Pearson from Darlington Partnership and QE Sixth Form principal Tim Fisher.              Picture: ANDY LAMB

from left are Dean Judson, headmaster of Hurworth Comp, Jane Robson from Durham County Community Foundation, Calvin Kipling, Principal of Darlington School of Maths and Science, Seth Pearson from Darlington Partnership and QE Sixth Form principal Tim Fisher. Picture: ANDY LAMB

A LEADING community charity and a partnership of schools have pledged funding to ensure a national award winning initiative to tackle youth unemployment continues to flourish.

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Foundation for Jobs can support your business

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SINCE Foundation for Jobs was launched in April 2012 to tackle youth unemployment it has worked with more than 3,600 young people, aged up to 24, in Darlington.

They include 388 new apprentices, 2822 school age pupils building closer links with industry, 384 young people taking part in internships or eight-week work experience placements and 66 young people developing entrepreneurial skills.

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Skills shortages a major concern for North-East manufacturers

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SKILLS shortages are a major concern for the North-East’s engineering and manufacturers a conference heard.

Employers from across the region attended South West Durham Training’s (SWDT) Manufacturing in the North-East conference at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, where they heard from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BiS), The Bank of England and Business Durham as well as James Ramsbotham, chief executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC)

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Simon Crowe and Johnathan Munkley of Niven Architects

SMES can reap benefits of paid internships

Simon Crowe and Johnathan Munkley of Niven Architects

Simon Crowe and Johnathan Munkley of Niven Architects

WITH a North-East university in the process of launching an eight week internship Owen McAteer looks at how SMEs can benefit from bringing a young graduate in to tackle a project.

Chris Goodyear turns on its head the traditional perception of an intern as a young graduate carrying out menial roles in a large company for no pay in the hope of landing a permanent job.

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George Rafferty of NOF Energy

Young energy workers can inspire future careers

George Rafferty of NOF Energy

George Rafferty of NOF Energy 

YOUNG workers in the energy sector can play the greatest role in influencing school pupils to consider the booming industry for a career a leading North-East figure said.

George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy,  the business support organisation for the region’s oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables,  was speaking after research earlier this month showed almost 40,000 new jobs could be created  in the UK oil and gas industry over the next two years, with many of those opportunities here in the North-East.

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Further support in Budget for small firms to take on apprentices

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The recent Budget saw the Government commit a further £85m to The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers scheme (AGE) in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Under the Age scheme employers which have not had an apprentice in the last 12 months can access a £1,500 grant for each young person aged between 16 and 24 they take on.

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Pupils from Hummersknott work on a wind turbine windicator.

What is Foundation for Jobs

Pupils from Hummersknott work on a wind turbine windicator.

Pupils from Hummersknott work on a wind turbine windicator.

SINCE Foundation for Jobs was launched in April 2012 to tackle youth unemployment it has worked with more than 2,700 young people, aged up to 24, in Darlington.

They include 250 new apprentices, 2230 school age pupils building closer links with industry, 231 young people taking part in internships or eight-week work experience placements and 66 young people developing entrepreneurial skills.

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MADE AWARE: Dan Kolodziej from Digital City talks apps with pupils Georgina Letts, left, and Helen Baker, both 13, at Carmel Academy, in Darlington

Teenagers develop economic skills in workshop

MADE AWARE: Dan Kolodziej from Digital City talks apps with pupils Georgina Letts, left, and Helen Baker, both 13, at Carmel Academy, in Darlington

Pupils at Carmel Academy, in Darlington, work on phone app with Digital City

MADE AWARE: Dan Kolodziej from Digital City talks apps with pupils Georgina Letts, left, and Helen Baker, both 13, at Carmel Academy, in Darlington

DIGITALLY savvy teenagers have become the first in a Tees Valley town to benefit from a programme designed to develop their skills in an area of key economic growth.

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