The jobs market is varied and unpredictable, so we equip our students with the kind of characteristics you find in an entrepreneur: creativity, business acumen, commercial awareness and resilience.


In December 2014, we opened a new store at intu Metrocentre to give our talented young entrepreneurs the opportunity to test and market their products and showcase their retail flair. It's also a place for students to gain valuable work experience and we employ retail apprentices too.

To find out more about handPICKED, head over to gateshead.ac.uk/handPICKED


Our enterprise conference, Generator, is an inspirational day featuring young people like you who have started their own business. This will give you an insight into the world of business and stimulate some savvy start-up ideas.

Northern Stars

Our Northern Stars enterprise society is for students that are serious about starting their own business. It is full of opportunities to learn more about what it takes to start a business, including lots of chances to network with successful entrepreneurs and attend seminars and talks.