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Help if you are looking for work or training and details of apprenticeships

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Work Middlesbrough

If you are looking for work the following website provides a helpful tool to assist you The website provides advice and guidance on finding work, training and lots more.

Middlesbrough Network of Intermediaries

If you are looking for training courses, Middlesbrough Network of Intermediaries has a number of training providers delivering a wide range of courses in the area. The website also contains up to date information about new courses and events being delivered across Middlesbrough. Click on the link to search for a provider in your area.

Tees Valley Unlimited LMI Portal

Tees Valley Unlimited Skills and Labour Market Information portal is an on-line resource to assist individuals, employers, learning and skills partners and policy makers in the Tees Valley gain access to a vast range of labour market and skills intelligence -


AGE 16 to 24

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24)

AGE 16 to 24 has already helped thousands of employers to grow their business by employing an apprentice. The grant has been extended until 31 December 2013 so it can support even more.

Further information can be obtained from the National Apprenticeship Service - AGE 16 to 24.

Middlesbrough Council Work Based Learning Team

If you are interested in starting an apprenticeship, Middlesbrough Councils Work Based Learning Teamcan help you with this.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)

The National Apprenticeship Service provide detailed information about apprenticeships and advertise current apprenticeship vacancies you may be interested in.

Cash Incentives

Wage incentives could be yours when you take on an unemployed 18 to 24 year old and are available through Jobcentre Plus across England, Scotland and Wales.

They are also available if you take on a young person from the Work Programme, delivered by the private, public and voluntary sector to help individuals at risk of becoming long-term unemployed find work

In addition, wage incentives are available for taking on a young disabled person from the Work Choice programme.

For more information contact Jobcentre Plus on 0845 601 2001 (option 2) or Textphone 0845 601 2002 for people with speech or hearing impairments.

Further information can also be obtained from the Department of Work and Pensions - Youth Contract website.

Further support is available from the following:

Who: North East Apprenticeship Company

What they do: Help employers introduce apprentices into their workplace.

What they offer: Theyrecruit, employ and arrange training for apprentices selected by their database of employers. They also offer a flexible solution to employers that can help to address any skills gaps employers have.


Contact: Tel: 0191 490 2453 or email:

Who: National Careers Service

What they do: Provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities

What they offer: various tools to help you into the above by improving your CV, looking at interview techniques and looking at funding opportunities for learning.


Contact: Tel: 0800 100 900

Who: Technical Apprenticeship Service

What they do: A recruitment service for employers, providers and apprentices.

What they offer: Training, skills and jobs for employers, providers and apprentices.


Contact: Tel: 01925 515200 email:

Who: National Apprenticeship Service

What they do: supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.

What they offer: A website resource to process the recruitment of apprentices


Contact: via website above with online enquiry/application form for Employer or Apprentice.

Who: Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation

What they do: Registered charity set up by Teessiders, for Teessiders who help businesses and individuals make our area a better place to live, learn and do business.

What they offer: Funding for Apprenticeships


Contact: Contact via the above website

Who: North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC)

What they do: To provide industry leadership to define and prioritise what is needed to sustain existing and attract new process industries to North East.

What they offer: Offer various projects to support the sectors from leadership, skills and education to marketing and communication.


Contact: Wilton: 01642 442560 Sunderland: 0191 516 4400

Who: Job Centre Plus

What they do: Work programmes and services

What they offer: Offer a range of programmes from work experience programmes to work clubs and volunteering opportunities.


Contact: Your local Job Centre Plus office

Who: Teesside University

What they do: Training and Development

What they offer: A variety of training skills and support for graduates and start up businesses


Contact: Tel: 01642 384261 email:


What they do: Identify skills priorities on behalf of employers in the manufacturing and engineering sector.

What they offer: Supports individual companies' growth and productivity through skills diagnostics, strategic workforce planning, consultancy, funding and other cost-effective training and qualifications programmes.


Contact: Tel: 0845 643 9001 email:

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