Our ambition at the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) is to provide sustainable opportunities to our residents, to create resilient individuals who have the skills, enthusiasm, drive and creativity to fulfil their potential irrespective of ability, background, gender, disability, or ethnicity.

The North of Tyne Employability Plan provides an opportunity for NTCA to convene stakeholders with the primary aim to develop and agree shared goals. This will enable a more collaborative approach across North of Tyne to address the barriers to employment and the challenges employers are currently facing to support economic recovery and growth. Stakeholders across North of Tyne will be encouraged to refer to this strategy within their own plans knowing that collectively we will be working towards the same shared goals.

The Plan includes an overview of the priorities and employability interventions required to support our inclusive economy, and which are likely to have the greatest impact in terms of addressing the barriers to employment residents face. Over the next 2 years we will, along with our partners, focus our efforts on the following priorities – which have been informed by data and lessons learned from previous employability programmes:

  • Provide employment support for the most disadvantaged
  • Develop local community-led and place-based approaches
  • Support people with long-term health conditions, through the development of integrated employment programmes
  • Provide good quality jobs


Front Cover of NTCA Employability Plan

Download a copy of the plan here.