As part of the NTCA’s commitment to Adult Education, we have launched our apprenticeship landing page.

The North of Tyne apprenticeship programme is part of NTCA’s ambition for Good Work in the region, which we’re promoting with the Good Work Pledge.

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation 
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity 
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service 

The Combined Authority wants to increase the number of apprentices working in the areas that are key to our economic growth as set out in ‘Opportunity for All’, the North of Tyne Strategic Skills Plan.  These are –

  • health 
  • public services and care 
  • engineering and manufacturing 
  • construction, planning and the built environment. 


  • are for anyone aged over 16, and are a valuable way to get the skills they need to improve  their chances of getting a better quality job. They are a genuine job and apprentices are employed from the very first day.
  • combine practical training with study. Apprentices work alongside experienced staff – gain job-specific skills – earn a wage and get holiday pay. Time is given for study related to the role, equivalent to one day a week.
  • can take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level; they range from GCSE to Master’s Degree equivalents.

To find more information here:  Applicants need to be living in England and not currently in full time education to be eligible.

See the Opportunities and Latest News section on this page for

  • links for apprentices, parents, guardians, employers and those advising young people
  • links for employers
  • transferring apprenticeship levy to another business

Apprenticeship Hub

We want to see more younger people taking an apprenticeship. The opportunity to ‘earn and learn’ on an apprenticeship after leaving school is a great way to start on a successful career, gain valuable workplace skills and build financial independence.

The myglobalbridge digital platform is now available as part of a two-year Apprenticeship Hub pilot in the region. The platform was rolled out to secondary/middle schools and six form colleges across the North of Tyne during autumn term 2021.

The secure platform empowers students to showcase their talents to educational institutions and potential employers, to create connections and assist with recruitment of talent through workplace opportunities such as apprenticeships.  It will connect young people in the North of Tyne with opportunities for apprenticeships and workplace training 

Schools and employers who are interested in the myglobalbridge platform please contact  Globalbridge.


As we start recovering from the economic impact of the pandemic, the Combined Authority wants to further explore how we can support our businesses increase the numbers of apprentices from traditionally under-represented communities, such as those with additional learning needs. 

This will create a more inclusive economy, in which all our residents can access their potential and access the opportunities they need. 

To find out more about the NTCA apprenticeship programme contact

Opportunities and Latest News

Back the Future Campaign

Find out more about this campaign pushing for decent and fair pay for all apprentices employed in the UK.

Apprenticeship Decent Wage Pledge

Transferring your apprenticeship levy to another business

Read the guidance for large employers on how to share any leftover levy with other employers.

Links for apprentices, parents, guardians, employers and those advising young people

What jobs can be an apprenticeship?

There is a list of the apprenticeships available here:

How to find an apprenticeship?

You can talk to your local college or training provider or apply through the government’s “become an apprentice” site.

Links for employers

The North East Growth Hub has a range of information for employers: Employ an Apprentice

Why should I employ an apprentice?

How can I recruit an apprentice?