Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

400 in One Week!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

400 in One Week!

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Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN

THE Evening Gazette's apprenticeship could now break through the 2,000 barrier after creating more than 400 new opportunities in the last week alone.

With a fortnight still to go, 100 Days: The Apprenticeship Challenge's tally now stands at 1,843 after an incredible 412 apprenticeship vacancies were added to the total in the last seven days.

The campaign organised by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce aims to help companies in the region to take on more staff and increase their skills base as well as to help to get the jobless back into work.

Last year we worked with the NAS to promote the 100 in 100 initiative to urge firms to start 100 Apprentices in 100 days.

Within a few weeks it was so successful we had to increase the target to 500. When the 100 days were up 1,355 apprenticeships had been created.

The campaign broke last year's total a week ago. …

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