Labour MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, has today welcomed her new apprentice, 16-year old Charlene Curry, to her first day at work in National Apprenticeship Week. Catherine’s Apprenticeships and Skills Bill aims to dramatically increase the numbers of apprenticeships in the UK using the tool of public procurement. The Bill receives its second reading […]
Catherine McKinnell MP has the second reading of her apprenticeship bill on Friday (please see earlier post) As with anything that is important it needs as much support as possible. Catherine and her team have made it really easy to support the bill. Just copy the letter below and send it to John Hayes MP. […]
At the TUC apprenticeship conference today. Stand set up. Hopefully we will get lots of interest and lots of support from union delegates. Doing a lot with unions this week as I am attending the National TUC apprenticeship conference at Congress House in London on Wednesday.
NEAC will be exhibiting at the TUC unionlearn conference at St James Park Newcastle on Monday the 7th Feb. Why not come and see us if you are attending? We would love to tell you what we are up to. I will post more info on the day. Why not follow us on Twitter (NEACltd) […]
On the eve of National Apprenticeship Week, with anticipation and an appetite to encourage young people and employers that an apprenticeship is a cost effective and efficient route to continue education and learn new skills, I am amazed at the ‘youth bashing’ that I continually see and despair of! When will we as nation realize […]
Labour MP Catherine McKinnell has proposed a Ten Minute Rule Bill requiring “successful bidders for high-value public contracts to demonstrate a firm commitment to skills training and apprenticeships”. Introducing the bill on 14 September 2010 Ms McKinnell said expanding access to apprenticeships can “create a more tailor-made training system where employers, who know their industries […]
The sky’s the limit for two Tyneside youngsters who have landed sought-after apprenticeships at BALTIC rooftop restaurant SIX. Nineteen-year-olds Andrew Sinclair, from South Shields, and Rachael Scott, from Felling, will be trained in all aspects of food preparation and hospitality at the prestigious sixth floor eatery, which has panoramic views across the Newcastle and Gateshead […]
The local MP behind a new apprenticeships bill is so impressed by the work the North East Apprenticeship Company’s (NEAC) been doing in finding apprentices for regional employers that she’s now asking it to find one for herself. Catherine McKinnell, the MP for Newcastle North, wants to recruit an administration apprentice for her busy Westerhope […]