Below you will find all the latest information about apprenticeship training programmes that are available in our local area. Please check back to this page regularly as it will be updated with all the latest information at we receive them.
Local Apprenticeship Opportunities
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Network Rail Level 3 Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships – March 2020 Campaign
Network Rail will be starting their March 2020 campaign for their Level 3 Advanced Engineering Apprenticeships on 10th Sept, however, candidates can get in quick and register their interest now on the Network Rail website where they will receive company information/tips and have the opportunity to speak to the virtual careers adviser, in preparation for their application.
It would be great for our students to get off to the best start they can, so please encourage all interested applicants to register their interest now at https://canconvo.typeform.com/to/WP5Tg0
Mechanical / Electrical Apprentice
Location: Sunderland Head Office
Qualifications: 3 GCSEs at grade C (or above) or grade 4 (or above) or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics and a Science or 3 standard grades (3 or above) or National 4 or 5 in English Language, Mathematics and a Science.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Salary: Competitive, to be discussed at interview.
Stagecoach UK Bus is the largest bus operator in the UK operating services in over 100 communities in towns and cities across the country. The Stagecoach fleet (in excess of 8,000 vehicles) is one of the most modern in the UK and we need highly qualified engineers to maintain reliability for our customers.
The Advanced / Modern Apprenticeship Programme
Our award winning apprenticeship programme is a four year programme, the first three years are spent on the job learning in the depot with an allocated mentor and attending a specialist training college in either Glasgow or Wolverhampton (depending on home location).
You will work towards a ‘Mechelec’ qualification so will be equally skilled in both mechanical and electrical engineering.
The fourth year of the programme has been specially designed by Stagecoach UK Bus to consolidate technical skills by way of attendance at a series of development courses including manufacturer’s technical courses.
After four years you will be fully skilled with a rewarding career ahead of you.
In addition to the academic qualifications the successful applicants must have an interest in engineering, be keen to learn and develop new skills. An interest in technology would be beneficial.
The selection process includes ability tests and an interview.
There are five positions available in Tyne and Wear and applicants may be placed in Sunderland, Newcastle or South Shields.
NHS Apprentice Accountancy Assistant
37.5 Hours per week
Please note: this position is fixed term for 24 months leading to a permanent position.
Closing date: 03/06/19 – please see how to apply below.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and ambitious individual to join the Financial Services team based at South Tyneside General Hospital. The role is set within a challenging and rewarding environment and would be ideally suited to an individual seeking to pursue a career in finance. It also offers a fantastic opportunity to gain a level 3 qualification that will include the AAT qualification.
The apprenticeship will last approximately 2 years and includes allocated time to attend external training with Sunderland College. Successful applicants will be paid Annex 21 which is an agreed training rate paid at a percentage of the salary band’s maximum for the qualified rate. For further information on Annex 21 please see the job advertisement.
The successful applicant will train throughout the apprenticeship to provide support to the Accountancy function in the effective provision of Financial Services for the Trust and subsidiary companies, including assisting with the production of financial information in accordance with strict timetables and short deadlines and resolving queries.
Throughout the apprenticeship you will train in the finance team to:
- Ensure control accounts are accurately reconciled covering both debtor and creditor accounts.
- Revolve queries from both internal departments and external organisations relating to the Statement of Financial Position,
- Build relationships with Payroll, Finance Management, Procurement and across the organisation.
Successful candidates must:
- Be able to evidence literacy and numeracy at Level 2 (GCSE grade 4 or above) at interview
- Have good IT skills
- Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in finance
- Be confident, approachable and organised
To apply please go to the NHS Jobs website www.jobs.nhs.uk and search for job reference: 155-FNAC6051
NHS Healthcare Apprentice
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting for Healthcare Apprentices!
Do you want to get your foot on the NHS career ladder and earn a salary while working towards an apprenticeship standard? We have an exciting apprenticeship opportunity at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust!
An exciting opportunity within Healthcare
We are looking to recruit Apprentice Healthcare Assistants for our Wards and Departments, supporting clinical teams in providing care to patients. Most opportunities are expected to be in adult patient areas.
Applicants will complete a Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship whilst completing vocational training in a hospital setting, earning throughout the apprenticeship. On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will move into a permanent Healthcare Assistant vacancy.
Apprentices will learn the skills and gain competences required to support patient care in our Wards and Departments. Apprentices must demonstrate both a caring and compassionate nature and an ability to work effectively within a team. This apprenticeship will include a variety of shift patterns.
The apprenticeship will last up to 15 months subject to regular reviews to demonstrate progress, and all apprentices in these roles will be expected to successfully complete the Care Certificate training programme within 3 months of appointment. Applicants must have Maths and English at GCSE grade 3 or above.
To find out more, book a place on one of the following:
Healthcare Apprenticeship Information Session – please book (state which session) by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 1st July 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm – Learning & Development, South Tyneside Hospital
Wednesday 3rd July4.30 pm to 6.00 pm – Education Centre, Sunderland Hospital
For further information about what we offer please visit this website.
Apprentice Customer Service Representative
Start: 2 September 2019
For us, there’s nothing more important than customer service. That’s because we’re here to be the bank for people that shop at Tesco, doing our bit in serving Britain’s shoppers a little better every day. Every product we offer, every call we take and every day we go to work – it all starts with great service. And that makes it a great place to start your career with Tesco Bank.
As an Apprentice, you’ll have an active role in helping more than 6 million customers deal with their money matter. It’s a busy environment, with a real buzz and plenty to keep you on your toes. And as a valued member of a friendly team, it can be a lot of fun, too. While it’s a real job with real rewards (including a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday (plus another eight bank holidays), a contributory pension and Tesco discount card) it’s also a real alternative to college or university – a programme designed to give you the skills and experience that great careers are made of.
Make it onto the programme and you’ll work on a rotational shift pattern – doing 36 hours across 5 days a week. From day one, we’ll give you full training on how we work and the systems we use. You’ll also have all the support you need from your team – experienced customer service folk who know their stuff, and will be happy to pass it on.
It’s important you’re ready to make the most of the programme, so you’ll need a good work ethic, a friendly approach and brilliant communication skills. You should also be confident when it comes to using a computer and keen to learn new systems. Finally, you’ll need to have a good standard of English and Maths, with at least GSCE level 4 or National 5 grade C, or equivalent (if you’re waiting for your results, you can still apply now, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you).
By the time you finish the programme, you’ll not only have a nationally recognised Financial Services qualification (Level 3 NVQ or SVQ), you’ll also have a great future – with the chance to kick on and grow your career with Tesco Bank. If you can deliver the kind of service that makes us the bank for people who shop at Tesco, we’ll provide the opportunity for lasting success. Apply now and let’s get started.
Gentoo Apprenticeship Opportunities
We have 16 new apprenticeship opportunities – and are holding an open day on Saturday 8 June to find the ideal candidates.
The apprenticeships are in a range of different roles across the business, including housing management, arboriculture, electrical, gas, plumbing and heating engineering, surveying, paralegal, and business administration.
Salaries start at £12,500, which is £5,200 above minimum wage, and increase by an additional £3,000 on successful completion of each year of the two- to four-year apprenticeships. The roles also come with excellent terms and conditions, including 24 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays) and a company pension scheme.
The Group has created 260 apprenticeships in its history, with 90% of apprentices going on to full-time, permanent employment within the business. Amy Kelsey and Harry McMullen joined Gentoo as apprentices in 2017 and have successfully completed formal qualifications as part of their training.
Gentoo’s apprenticeship recruitment day will take place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 8 June at Akeler House, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, SR3 3XR.
Applications for the apprenticeships can be made online at www.gentoopeople.com from 8 to 28 June 2019.
Gentoo Group manages over 28,000 social housing properties in Sunderland. Its commercial arm, Gentoo Homes, is a profit for purpose business that builds around 200 homes per year for sale, which helps to generate subsidy to support the delivery of more affordable rented homes across the city.
Mechanical Technician Apprentice
Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship
Weekly Wage – £222.75
Newcastle University is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. The university can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834, and to the College of Physical Science, founded in 1871. These two colleges came to form one division of the federal University of Durham, with the Durham Colleges forming the other. The Newcastle colleges merged to form King’s College in 1937. In 1963, following an Act of Parliament, King’s College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Learning Lathe operations – Manual operation of lathes (eg: turning, screw cutting, trepanning).
Understanding how to use a lathe to machine a wide range of different materials (different metals, ceramics and plastics). Learn hand grinding of cutting tools. When fundamental engineering skills have been embedded, progress on to CNC operated lathes using conversational programming techniques to program lathe operations as required.
Learning Milling operations – Manual operation of a milling machine
Understanding correct cutter selection when working on different materials. How to use of a boring head and a dividing head. Learn how to alter machine head position to achieve complex angle milling. Given the vast range of materials to be machined, learn the skills and techniques for machining each type of metal, plastic and ceramic used. When fundamental engineering skills have been embedded, progress on to CNC operated milling machines using conversational programming techniques to program milling operations as required.
Learn to use AutoCad and Inventa – Use drawing packages to construct complex designs and covert these to CNC programs.
Learn Welding Techniques – Weld using a variety of equipment including Tig, Mig, Oxy-Acetylene, Braising and Silver Soldering.
Learn plastic welding techniques for welding plastics such as polypropylene and PVC
Use plasma cutters for various cutting operations.
Fabrication Techniques – Learn how to work with various types of sheet metal
Fabricate various types of enclosures, frames and vessels.
Learn Pipework installation – Learn pipework installation techniques such as bending and forming. Connect up and test various types of pipework systems (metal, plastic).
Surface grinding – Learn how to correctly use a surface grinding machine.
Inspection techniques and fatigue analysis – Understand how to correctly inspect work and installations. Understand fatigue analysis methods and techniques.
Learn fitting and assembly skills – Understand how to fit and assemble a wide range of mechanical and electromechanical components and equipment.
Mechanical and Electromechanical Maintenance – Learn about all aspects of maintenance of mechanical and electromechanical equipment, including preventative maintenance. Learn about maintenance requirements of mechanical systems, including how these systems are linked to the building fabric.
Mechanical and Electromechanical Fault Finding
Learn and develop mechanical and electromechanical fault finding skills and techniques
Gain an understanding of mechanical and electromechanical testing and in both a maintenance and breakdown environment.
Monday – Friday 37 Hours per week
For any of the below Vacancies
Apply Direct via (UNLESS YOUR ARE ON OUR CURRENT ACR)
For further information and if you are currently on our Apprenticeship Candidate Register please contact Recruitment at TDR on 0191 4911505 or via email at
Businessdevelopment@tdrtraining.co.uk to express an interest in the above vacancies.
Apprenticeships with InterFlex Group
Production Apprenticeship x 4
Advanced level engineering apprenticeship including:
• 36 weeks fulltime foundation learning within a training environment workshop gaining industry standard qualifications.
• Level 3 Technical Qualifications
Start Your Career in Engineering
InterFlex offers a range of customised packaging solutions and focuses on packaging applications in the poultry and meat, pet products, confectionery, snack food, bakery, personal care and child resistant markets.
The Sunderland plant is looking to recruit an additional apprentice to work within the maintenance department.
How to Apply
Please visit www.tynenorthtraining.co.uk and complete an engineering application form. Testing and interviews will be taking place in April and May 2019.
Successful applications shall have achieved (or expected grades) English and Maths at Grade C (4\5) or equivalent.
Apprenticeships with Seta
Production Apprenticeship x 4
Following training apprentices will work a weekly rotating shift pattern.
Week One – 07:00am to 15.14pm Mon –Thurs, 07:00am to 13.14pm Fri
Week Two – 15:00pm to 23:14pm Mon – Thurs, 13:00pm to 19:14pm Fri
May also include Night Shift as required.The successful applicant will carry out a range of duties including:
- Perform the work tasks allocated as stated by product specification.
- Check all work for potential quality problems and report any such problems to the Team Leader.
- The job holder will be able to work without close supervision and still be able to fulfil the work allocated to the required standards of quality and productivity.
- A reasonable level of manual dexterity is required.
Applicants must have or be prepared to work towards a GCSE grade D/3 or above in English and Maths
The successful applicants will start immediately on a salary of £6.00 per hour plus shift allowance (12.45% for Day shift, 15% for Back shift) with possible increments based on successful progression.
Apply online by clicking here
Interested in a Welding and Fabrication or a Multi Skilled Technician (Electrical, Mechanical and Hydraulic) apprenticeship at Liebherr?
Come and meet them at our Open Evening this Thursday and find out more about the many roles they have.
Booking is essential.
Please book at http://bit.ly/Seta7-3-19
Apply online by clicking here
Looking for a career as an Engineering Apprentice?
Come to Seta’s Meet the Employer Open Evening on Thursday 7th March
Today’s featured employer is SNOP
This company is a leading name in the automotive industry. Based in Washington. They are looking for 4 apprentices, 2 x Toolmaking, 1 x Metrology and 1 x Business Administration
Come and meet the company and find out more about their roles by booking at http://bit.ly/Seta7-3-19
Apply online by clicking here