Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

University Jobs Help Apprentices Take Their Education Higher

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

University Jobs Help Apprentices Take Their Education Higher

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NORTHUMBRIA University has taken on six Tyne and Wear youngsters, as part of an apprenticeship campaign to cultivate high quality vocational skills. Rachel Barr, 18, from Gateshead; Rachel Hind, 17, from Killingworth; Hannah Hadaway, 17, from Walkergate; Daniel Norton, 19 from Washington; and Katy Ofield, 19 and Remy Falconer-Buchanan, 19, both from Whitley Bay, have all been recruited by Northumbria University''s School of Arts and Social Sciences.

The university worked closely with Key Training, which continues to oversee the ongoing development of the apprentices. Each recruit received a formal induction to cover all mandatory elements, and were provided with a mentor, and rotating training schedule to enable them to gain the broadest level of experience.

Taking up a range of jobs across the School of Arts and Social Sciences, all six apprentices have completed nationally recognised qualifications in Business and Administration, several weeks ahead of schedule.

Kerry Douglas, administrative services manager at Northumbria University, said: This way of harnessing fresh talent is not new to Northumbria University. …

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