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From construction to agriculture, engineering to digital, you can find a great range of opportunities on Talentview for apprenticeships in the North East! 

What makes the North East good for apprentices?

The North East of the country is a great area to undertake an apprenticeship. Major towns and cities like Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough offer fantastic opportunities for on-the-job training in a range of industries. Major employers like Nissan, Bellway and the Sage Group work closely with universities and colleges to put together apprenticeship programmes that will fill skills gaps and prepare people to start a new career in the North East.   

What types of apprenticeships are available in the North East?

Historically the North East was dominated by heavy industry like steelmaking, shipbuilding and coal mining. Those industries have declined and been replaced by others, like retail, digital, construction and engineering.  

Degree apprenticeships in the North East 

Degree apprenticeships are the equivalent of traditional degree programmes, but these are qualifications developed by employers in conjunction with universities and colleges. They are designed by employers and usually offered to existing members of staff to help with their development.   

You will need to have the right qualifications, and courses can take three to six years to complete, but you will have the best of both worlds – a paid job and work experience while studying for a degree. The North East has some excellent institutions where you can take a degree apprenticeship, such as the University of Newcastle, Durham University, Northumbria University and the University of Sunderland.   

Construction apprenticeships in the North East 

Construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the North East, and offers apprentices the chance to earn a qualification that is nationally recognised at the same time as being paid a wage. Earning while you learn is one of the main apprenticeship benefits, but the work experience you gain from a construction apprenticeship can also be very helpful in progressing your career.  

The apprenticeships available on Talentview in the North East include opportunities with leading companies like WSP and Barratt Homes, working on local and national projects. The job roles range from carpentry to HVAC engineers, electricians to bricklayers.  

Adult apprenticeships in the North East 

Remember, apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers! There are a huge range of apprenticeship programmes available for adults of all ages in this area of the country. The best place to search for adult apprenticeships in the North East of the country is on Talentview 

If you think that the job you are considering won’t have an apprenticeship, you could be wrong. You can take an apprenticeship in virtually anything – from civil engineering to policing, nursing to archaeology. If you are considering a career in construction, there are apprenticeship opportunities at every level, for a wide variety of job roles, from bricklaying to architecture, scaffolding to site management 

Find out more about construction apprenticeships

There are hundreds of apprenticeships available in the construction industry. Earn while you learn and gain the qualifications and experience you need for a role in the construction sector.   

Explore apprenticeship opportunities in the North East

Whatever sector of construction you are interested in, there are apprenticeship jobs and programmes in the North East ideal for you. Search on Talentview and you will find opportunities in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Steel Fixing, Roofing or Plumbing, to name just a few.