Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Training Centre Is Booming

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Training Centre Is Booming

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A TRAINING centre specialising in preparing young people for careers in the manufacturing and engineering sectors has welcomed more than 100 new trainees.

South West Durham Training (SWDT) held an enrolment day for new apprentices at its CORE training facility last week.

And it says the sign-up level reflects a renewed interest among young people in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Figures recently released by Semta - the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing - showed a 70% rise in the number of 'new starts' signing up to manufacturing and engineering apprenticeships in the region over the past year. Charl Erasmus, operations manager at SWDT, said the increase shows a growing move towards skilled employment roles for young people, something he believes has been spurred on by the 'earn-as-you-learn' nature of apprenticeships.

He said: "Increasingly young people are looking to apprenticeships as a means of entering the jobs market, learning and earning at the same time. …

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