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Connexions services in Tyne and Wear offer confidential advice and support for 13-19 year olds (and up to age 25 for young people with special needs) who live in the Tyne and Wear area.
Connexions Personal Advisers offer advice and support on a wide range of lifestyle issues including careers, education, training, employment, health and personal development opportunities in schools, colleges, Connexions Centres, youth clubs and at other venues and events across Tyne and Wear.
National Apprenticeship Week 3rd-7th March 2014
It's National Apprenticeship Week between 3rd and 7th March 2014. Find out what's going on in your area at the Apprenticeships website.
Traineeships with Release Potential
Release Potential is an approved training provider based in Stocksfield, Northumberland, offering Traineeships designed to move young people into full Apprenticeship programmes in Care, Hospitality, Business Administration and Retail.
Traineeships in Hospitality for 16-23 year olds and Traineeships in Care for 18-23 year olds will last 6-8 weeks and will consist of a combination of nationally recognised qualifications and work placements. Support with English and maths is available for those who need it.
Traineeships in Hospitality will start on 17th March 2014 at the Beacon Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. To Apply or for further information call Kim Hogarth on 07795 035 632. The deadline for applications 12th March 2014.
The opportunities are unwaged but are focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
Release Potential run courses across the North East at venues which are easily accessible. For more information contact the Employment Team on 01661 843 819.
Work-based learning Directory
If you're thinking about your future, but you're not sure about training or don't feel ready to start a full Apprenticeship programme, the Work-based learning Directory lists non-employed pre-Apprenticeship training opportunities available to young people in Tyne and Wear.
Each provider's entry has contact details, information about how to apply and an indication of the pre-Apprenticeship, Traineeships or foundation training offered.
For more information, download the current edition of the Work-based Learning Directory by clicking on the link in the Downloads menu on the right hand side of any page on the Connexions website, or speak to your Connexions Personal Adviser.
Sunderland Connexions Centre - open as usual!
Sunderland Connexions Centre in the Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, is open Monday-Friday between 1pm-5pm.
Although the library will be closed until 31st March 2014, as part of a £500,000 refurbishment programme, Sunderland Connexions Centre is open for business as usual.
Str8Up Apprenticeship and Training Open Day
The Sunderland City Provider Network is holding an event to inform students and their parents/carers about apprenticeships and training. The last event held in January 2013 was extremely successful, helping to raise awareness of career options.
The event will be held on Saturday 22nd March 2014 between 11am-3pm in the Riverview Suite at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
The network of learning providers in Sunderland will be recruiting on the day and this will give young people the chance to talk to providers about career pathways.
Providers who will be attending:
- BL Hairdressing Training
- Carillion Construction Training
- Monumental Training
- Resources NE
- Riverside Training
- SAFC Foundation
- SETA (Sunderland Engineering Training Association) Ltd
- Springboard Sunderland
- Sunderland College
- Sunderland ITeC
- TEAM Wearside
- TCV Employment and Training Services
All those attending the event will be entered into a FREE prize draw for the chance to win two tickets to a Sunderland home game.
Connexions Sunderland and National Apprenticeship Service will also be attending, to offer general information and advice on other opportunities for young people, including Apprenticeships.
Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre
Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre is an approved training provider based in Newcastle upon Tyne, offering pre-Apprenticeships designed to move young people into full Aapprenticeships programmes in mechanical, fabrication, electrical and general engineering at NVQ Levels 2 and 3. The training centre is located within Rolls-Royce, Newcastle, part of the Marine Division of Rolls-Royce.
Basic Engineering Programme Level 2
This basic engineering course is a technical training Programme. Learners successfully completing the programme will be invited to progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and National Certificate. Course due to start 28th April, 2014.
Engineering 2/3 (Mechanical, Fabrication/Welding) and Maintenance 2/3 (Mechanical/ Electrical)
Will initially combine workshop experience and College leading to employment with various companies throughout Tyne and Wear. Candidates should have GCSE Grades C or above in Maths, Science and English and a real desire to be an Engineer. Recruitment due to start February/March 2014 for a September 2014 start date.
For more information and to apply online, visit the Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre website.
Leaving school or college in Summer 2014?
Already left and looking for an Apprenticeship?
Get Up and Go is the key annual event to find out about Apprenticeship opportunities in North Tyneside. It’s a great opportunity to meet a wide range of local employers and training providers. You’ll be able to find out about a variety of career areas, offering Apprenticeships such as finance, engineering, retail, construction, social care and leisure.
Just Get Up and Go to:
The Quadrant (North Tyneside Council main office)
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside NE27 0BY
Come along on Saturday 8th March 2014 between 10.30am-1.30pm – no appointment needed.
Contact Connexions North Tyneside on 0191 643 6965 or e-mail us for further information.
Gateshead Connexions Centre - important notice
Connexions Gateshead will be closing the office at the Interchange Centre in Gateshead on Friday 14th March 2014.
Connexions Gateshead are developing the existing Connexions service in Gateshead so that it best meets the needs of young people. The Connexions service will operate in different locations across the borough, offering wider access for young people. Connexions Gateshead will continue to:
- Offer impartial information, advice and guidance to 13-19 year olds (and up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities)
- Work with young people in or out of learning or employment
- Work with schools, colleges, training providers and employers
- Support young people seeking further education, training, employment, and Apprenticeships, including the skills to access opportunities, such as how to complete application forms, write a CV and handle interviews
- Support young people facing issues relating to social, health and welfare problems
- Put young people in touch with other people who can help
Connexions in the community will offer a friendly and supportive place to meet. You will be able to see an adviser in a venue close to where you live.
From week commencing Monday 17th March, you will be able to see an adviser at the Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB), Swan Street, Gateshead (behind Jobcentre Plus, opposite Tesco) on Mondays 1pm-4pm, Wednesdays 2pm-5pm and Thursdays 1pm-4pm. To make an appointment to see an adviser, text/call 07768 938 080/0191 433 6800.
If you wish to speak to someone about this, you can text 07768 938 080 and someone will call you back so you won’t use your phone minutes.
Don’t forget, Connexions Gateshead regularly put posts on their Facebook page including links to job vacancies for young people, so why not visit and 'Like' them today?
Academy of Music and Sound Gateshead -
free Easter Rock Club
An Easter Rock Club for 12-18 year olds will take place between 14th–18th April 2014 and is for young people of any ability.
For more information to book your place call Telephone 0191 478 7879 or visit the Academy of Music Gateshead website.
Eventcover Education have specialised and unique training facilities located across venues throughout the country with training covering all aspects of the industry from security to sound and crewing to catering.
Eventcover Education offer training in workplace events and the opportunity to interview for a leading sector employer, Eventcover Productions. Current training facilities are located at The Cluny in the Ouseburn, and a specialist training centre at the Metro Radio Arena
Training is available in a wide range of areas, including the following areas:
- Technical Theatre (stage crew)
- Music Technology
- Event Planning and Promotion
- Health and Safety Roles
- Spectator Safety
- Stewarding at Spectator Events
- Catering Assistants
- SIA Door Supervision
All qualifications are accredited and certificated.
This is a unique opportunity and a chance for young people to gain the skills necessary to work in the sector and gain employment. Courses are initially unwaged but can lead to Apprenticeship or employment opportunities.
To apply, contact Jamie-Leigh on Telephone 0191 587 8186 or by e-mail. Alternatively, contact Ben on Mobile Telephone 07530 748 811 or by e-mail.
Find us on Facebook!
Connexions Hub Service have launched a new Facebook page. 'Like' us to find out details of new vacancies available on the Connexions On-line Vacancy Service, share information about local events and link with the Facebook pages of local Connexions service providers.
Download the latest edition of Jobs Today! by clicking on the link in the Downloads menu on the right hand side of any page on the Connexions website.
Thousands of people use our free on-line vacancy service every year to look for job or Apprenticeship opportunities. You can sign up to receive free e-mail alerts to let you know when new jobs that match your requirements are available. You can also create and print your own CV using our on-line CV creator.
For more information, call free on 0800 073 8700, between 8.30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm Friday and ask for the Vacancy team.
The Apprenticeships website has a wide range of Apprenticeship vacancies from across the country. Wages start at a minimum of £2.68 per hour but some are higher - the average Apprenticeship wage is £170.00 per week.
For more information, visit the Apprenticeships website.