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Student’s Visit to Accountants Adds Up to Good Career Advice
The Newcastle office of a leading national accountancy firm has teamed up with a Consett based charity to help young people prepare for their future outside of school. Haines Watts was established in the 1930’s and has always promoted entrepreneurial spirit as one of its business aims. As part...
Rookie Firefighters Start Their Training as Next Generation of Life-Savers
A postman, electrician and a hospital porter are among the new generation of firefighters recruited to save lives across Tyne and Wear. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have announced 21 recruits have started their training at their headquarters in Washington. The trainee firefighters began their 12-week training programme...
Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), Connected Voice, Northumberland CVA, Catalyst Stockton on Tees and Durham Community Action, will help charities across the region to embed best practice with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. The group has been awarded £115K by the National Lottery Community Fund (The Fund) and the...
Video Networking Platform Creating Opportunities For The Youths During Covid-19
A new video networking platform called Meeow has been boosting confidence amongst solopreneurs and creating opportunities for young people during the pandemic. Utilising the power of random, the platform has been providing a window for fellow solopreneurs and young entrepreneurs from around the world to connect, collaborate and seek much-needed...
Dan Ferguson, 20, Has Been Named One Of Bellway's Apprentices Of The Year
A 20-year-old trainee quantity surveyor from Durham has been named one of Bellway’s apprentices of the year. Dan Ferguson, who works for the national housebuilder’s North East division, based in Gateshead, was recognised for his hard work and commitment by the company. He was one of four to be highly commended...
How To Turn Your Child Into A Bookworm This Summer
Is your youngster a reluctant reader? Despite tempting them with every type of book, do they still only read when they ‘have’ to at school and not for pleasure? Former primary school teacher Emma Shingleton of education resource experts. PlanBee shares some great tips for the summer holidays. The long summer...
Exterior of the Stephenson Quarter building
Plans for the next phase of the redevelopment of Stephenson Quarter, in Newcastle city centre – which could lead to the creation of over 800 jobs – have been given the go-ahead. The plans – to build the North East Futures University Technical College (UTC) and a six-storey office block...
Barratt Developments supports the futures of the next generation
15 December 2021: Barratt Developments North East is continuing to support young peoples’ careers as four new apprentices join the housebuilder’s Apprenticeship Scheme. Designed to help young adults kick start their career, Barratt Developments’ Apprenticeship Scheme is welcoming four students across its construction, bricklaying, and joinery departments. By joining the scheme,...
Smiling woman with computer
The technology sector in the north east is booming, with high wages, growing companies and massive levels of investment pouring in. That’s the conclusion reached by two recently published reports. The Tech Nation Report 2017, produced by the Tech City UK organisation, has – after assessing the tech sectors in...
At Newcastle University Biosciences Institute, we are running a project to investigate the educational and wider impacts of red-green colour blindness. We are looking for colour-blind children and adults to take part in a study which involves coming to Newcastle University Medical School, carrying out some colour vision tests...

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