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We work with over 1000 employers across all kinds of
Read what some have to say.
Andrea Malcolm, Operational Director at Bernicia Social
Housing Group, worked with Northumberland College's Business
Development Team to recruit and train a number of apprentices. Read
what Andrea has to say:
We have been dealing with Northumberland College for a
number of years now for the training of our
The college have supported us with recruitment of our
apprentices, advertising the vacancies on the National
Apprenticeship Service site. We currently have a number of
apprentices in various construction trades and also in office based
positions such as Customer Service and Accountancy.
We have a dedicated contact person at the college who we
work closely with to ensure the Apprenticeship programmes meet our
specific needs. We also work with the college to deliver any
specific bespoke training in addition to the Apprenticeship
Since starting their Apprenticeships all of these young
people have really developed their skills and confidence which is
great to see.
Bernicia really value Apprenticeships, we believe
apprentices are our future managers and therefore ensuring they are
trained to a high standard is very important to us.
North Tyneside based private hire taxi operator, Blueline
has trained over 120 drivers with bespoke training from
When the taxi operator needed to recruit new drivers in order to
supply its unmet demand for taxis they decided the recruitment
process would provide the ideal opportunity to also incorporate an
element of customer service training for its drivers.
Northumberland College offer a full range of business training
solutions and also offer a free recruitment service so Blueline got
Frank Sims, Operations Manager of Blueline, said: "We were
looking for training in customer service, dealing with difficult
situations and also knowledge based training."
Northumberland College's services include developing bespoke
training to exactly match employer needs.
Frank said: "We feel that having a professional body like
Northumberland College deliver the training adds to the
professionalism of our business.
"Over the past 12 months we have developed the training
programme significantly into a flexible roll-on roll-off programme
that has trained over 120 drivers. And we're confident that
overtime we will be able to meet our demand and also increase
George Swift, a new driver at Blueline, said: "The whole process
was fabulous, form starting the course last September to driving
for Blueline only took four weeks. The training was a great
experience and covered medical knowledge to customer care and you
can tell customers appreciate it."
Oliver's Tree Services
David Oliver, Director of Oliver's Tree Services, worked
with Northumberland College's Business Development Team to recruit
and train two apprentices. Read what David has to say:
"We approached Northumberland College to recruit an
apprentice. The college advertised the post on our behalf and as
the quality of applications was so impressive we actually ended up
recruiting two apprentices.
Our apprentices attend the Kirkley Hall Campus one day per
week where they learn the theory about arboriculture and take part
in practical activities and we provide the on-the-job experience
the rest of the week.
The experience we give them on a day to day basis coupled
with the knowledge and practical skills they gain at the college
works really well and the apprentices' confidence has grown
I'm delighted with the Apprenticeship programme and I'd
recommend it to other employers."