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Hotbed for North-east apprentices; BUSINESS DIGEST.

FIGURES released by the Government show 30,020 young people started apprenticeships in the North-east between 2013 and 2014 - and 1,470 of those were in Middlesbrough.

Companies joining the third phase of the Government's apprenticeship trailblazers scheme have been revealed, with opportunities available in careers from policing, boatbuilding, TV production and surveying available.

A total of 76 new apprenticeships being designed by more than 700 employers, as part of the drive to expand apprenticeship opportunities for young people and employers.

Employers including PwC, BAE Systems and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue are designing the new apprenticeships as part of the trailblazer initiative. More than 1,000 employers are now involved in the trailblazers scheme. Trailblazers are groups of leading employers within a sector working together to develop new apprenticeship standards for occupations ranging from welder to police officer.

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Oct 30, 2014
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