Minister at apprenticeship summit
Last updated at 08:23, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
SKILLS minister Matthew Hancock was guest of honour at an apprenticeships summit at Ponteland’s Kirkley Hall.
He faced a tough round of questions from employers and trainees on the controversial subject of apprenticeships.
Criticisms were voiced of some aspects of the Government’s current policy.
But Mr Hancock highlighted the strengths of a system becoming increasing popular in the current economic climate.
**Read the full story in this Friday’s Hexham Courant.
First published at 08:17, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
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Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.