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  • Career horizons broaden for local children

    Career horizons broaden for local children

    26 July 2017

    Young people in Gateshead are learning new skills linked to the region’s growing industries thanks to a new business and education partnership. 

  • Leading body armour distributor helps students gain hands-on experience

    Leading body armour distributor helps students gain hands-on experience

    20 July 2017

    Students completing our Uniformed and Public Services (UPS) course have benefited from a generous donation from tactical body armour brand SafeGuard Clothing.

  • PlanBEE apprentices complete Constructionarium

    PlanBEE apprentices complete Contructionarium

    20 July 2017

    Our PlanBEE apprentices have been working alongside built environment apprentices from across the region in a rare opportunity to develop practical skills and expertise on site.

    Students from Gateshead College’s innovative PlanBEE programme along with peers from Northumbria and Teesside Universities, and Newcastle, TyneMet and Carlisle colleges, joined with industry specialists from North East firms to share hands-on experience, building scaled down versions of the popular Millennium Gallery in Sheffield.

    Plan BEE was launched in 2016 when Gateshead College and Ryder Architecture formed an alliance with a network of architects, designers, contractors and engineering specialists to develop a unique, flexible training programme designed to attract and retain the brightest new talent in the region, plug skills gaps, and create a more flexible workforce capable of working across various construction disciplines.

    It has already attracted some high-profile names, including Brims Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, Xsite Architecture, Robertson, 3e Consulting, Cundall, Arup, FaulknerBrowns, Sadler Brown Architecture, Tolent, BIM Academy, Desco and NBS.

     

  • Teenage boxing champion on talent pathway to national success

    Teenage boxing champion on talent pathway to national success

    13 July 2017

    A teenage boxer with aspirations to become an Olympic medal winner has been selected for a national scheme which fast-tracks the development of elite sporting talent. 

  • Three new sponsors back construction skills scheme

    Three new sponsors back construction skills scheme

    12 July 2017

    Three high-profile national organisations have pledged their support for an innovative scheme designed to attract new talent into the built environment industry.