Date Posted: Nov 04, 2019
Last week 5 young people gained an apprenticeship with a global ICT company DXC through engaging with the Citizens Advice DurhamWorks programme.
The apprentices will be paid a whopping £14,500 per year to learn the skills necessary to work on their ICT Customer Service Helpdesk.
This programme was run in partnership with another DurhamWorks partner – Raw Digital, who supplied the industry expertise, whilst Citizens Advice County Durham supported the candidates with employability skills.
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Teaching students technical and scientific subjects in a new way, will educate the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.
University Technical Colleges (UTC's) are smaller than traditional secondary schools at around 600 students. They are not academically selective and charge no fees.
UTCs work with a university and local employers so that their students benefit from access to:
UTCs integrate technical, practical and academic learning and create an environment where students can thrive and develop the abilities that industry needs. The workforce of the future will develop new products, stretch and reuse existing resources and address the skills gap for employers in sectors such as manufacturing, wind farms, rail links or hi-tech hospitals.
A University Technical College does this by:
UTCs in the North East
UTC South Durham
Phone: 0191 515 3185
Specialism: Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
Location: Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
UTC South Durham specialises in advanced manufacturing and engineering, sectors that are vital to the future of the North East offering opportunities for highly skilled young people. It is situated on Aycliffe Business Park where over 10,000 people travel to work every day. The location deliberately reflects the UTC’s specialism alongside some of the most advanced manufacturing and engineering facilities in the country which enables students to access fantastic real-world experiences.
The University of Sunderland, Hitachi Rail Europe and Gestamp Tallent are the founding members of UTC South Durham. They are committed to offering fast-track routes to students who are successful at the UTC including:
North East Futures University Technical College - OPENING 2018
Phone: 0191 917 9888
Specialism: Information Technology, Healthcare Science
Hoults Yard, Walker Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL
Date of opening: 2018
The Information Technology and Healthcare Science sectors in the North East are successful, continually growing and becoming increasingly prominent within the region. To sustain this growth it is vitally important that we increase the pool of young people ready to join both sectors.
The North East Futures UTC will provide young people with a curriculum designed by employers from both the Information Technology and Healthcare Science sectors. The unique partnership behind our UTC will provide a rich range of work-related and technical experience, including placements in real work contexts, projects and mentoring provision.