There has never been a better time for employers to take on an apprentice.

TyneMet College has developed a highly successful apprenticeship programme, uniquely tailored to employer needs.

TyneMet offers business support through high quality training programmes, apprenticeships and practical advice to identify and fill skills gaps and planning for future workforce requirements. The College is leading the drive to encourage employers to empower their workforce with bespoke training and apprenticeships.

All of these training courses can be adapted to meet the specific needs of a particular group or department within the business, or to focus upon a specific issue in order to reach operational objectives by linking training directly to the company's strategy.

The College works with hundreds of small and large organisations to deliver cost effective training solutions across Newcastle, the North East and the UK with an extensive range of short and long courses.

Head of Apprenticeships at Tyne Metropolitan College, Pat Blyth, is keen for employers to embrace apprenticeships. She said: “At TyneMet, we are part of an apprenticeship revolution - we understand the importance of matching an individual's skills and interests to the needs of employers. The College continues to make strategic advances to proactively establish strong relationships with employers, with the aim of developing a highly trained workforce who benefit from relevant and quality qualifications in industry related fields.”

Pat added:

“As North Tyneside’s largest vocational provider, we have watched the market place transform over the years – apprenticeships are an essential part of our economy, delivering the skills and expertise for a fluid job market whilst providing vibrant, career building opportunities for individuals. We value a hands on approach at TyneMet and work with employers to design suitable bespoke training programmes which offer them an excellent route to nurturing talent, energising staff and shaping a workforce that works for them.”

TyneMet’s apprenticeship success is recognised at at North Tyneside Councils Lakeside Leisure Centre. Assistant Manager Claire Tennant explains: “Working with Tyne Metropolitan College to fill our apprenticeships has been a very positive process. Apprentices learn the skills they need for the job market and gain a great qualification nationally recognised in the sport and fitness industry.”

TyneMet offer over 40 different types of relevant and high quality apprenticeships including higher level skills programmes at Levels 4 and 5 (equivalent of degree level study) - offering viable opportunities in numerous sectors from engineering to business administration aimed at supporting wider economic growth.

The TyneMet Business Development team take a holistic approach to apprenticeship – carefully matching the right candidates to the right position, which ensures requirements for both apprentice and business are met. 

 To find out more about cost effective training solutions, call 0191 229 5179, email business@tynemet.ac.uk or visit our dedicated employers’ website: employers.tynemet.ac.uk