Our aim is to help inspire you to consider a job in construction, property maintenance, civil engineering, rail engineering and housing.

We'll do this by running information sessions and training courses in a range of different subject areas. With courses to suit all backgrounds and abilities, the sessions will run in local communities, making them easy to access and some specific training centres on the doorstep of building sites, so we’re close to the action. We are keen to help people of all backgrounds and abilities, so we'll be tailoring our support and training to make it easy for you to take those first steps towards employment.

We’re currently working with our network of construction and engineering employer partners to draw up a range of training and information sessions that are relevant to the jobs they want to recruit to.

Coming soon

  • Revamp Your Home - a FREE Practical DIY & Property Maintenance Course
  • Interior Design & Decoration -a FREE Home Design Course
  • ESOL for Life & Work – FREE Beginner and Intermediate English Courses
  • Exploring Construction & Civil Engineering – a FREE Job Taster Course
  • ESOL for Construction a FREE English and Construction CSCS Course
  • Gateway to Construction CSCS Test & Labourer Course (with FREE Test & Green Card)

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Get involved

If you’d like to become a partner or make a referral to the project, please contact our project team:

Steve Logan

Linda Blakelock

Project Director

Project Manager

Email: steve.logan@gateshead.ac.uk

Email: linda.blakelock@gateshead.ac.uk


Our funders

The project is part funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and part funded by the European Social Fund.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor.

The project has received 1.5million of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.