Tricia Currie is another young person Gateshead Council learningSkills have helped secure an apprenticeship. Tricia will be starting her business administration level 3 apprenticeship at Bensham Grove Community Centre after her successful interview. She started via our Youth Education & Skills team and was recruited online. She initially studied online during lockdown and worked on her employability skills on her study programme which helped her to secure her apprenticeship. Gateshead Council learningSkills are paying employers up to £3,000 towards the salary of an apprentice, with an award winning FREE recruitment and advertising service. If you are an employer looking to take advantage of this limited cash grant, or a young person looking for an apprenticeship, please call the business development team on 0191 433 8727 or email Here is what Tricia said about her new role

  ‘ I am very exited about my apprenticeship with Gateshead council as it is a refreshing change from many years of studying in a classroom. It not only allows me to gain a qualification but earn money whilst doing so allowing me to be more independent.

Chris O’Toole, coordinator and centre manager at Bensham Grove commented ‘We are keen to recruit an apprentice to support the changing digital needs of our business and because the team love to have young people around them. Tricia ticked all of the boxes for us: she gave an excellent interview, positive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and confident, we can’t wait for her to start!’

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