Website to help jobless

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NORTH East business leaders have launched a new website to help young people find jobs.

The North East Chamber of Commerce’s new online application process makes it simpler for youngsters to apply for vacancies in a range of business disciplines such as business administration, accountancy, engineering and dental nursing.

NECC currently supports about 1,000 youngsters a year through the apprenticeship programme.

It was also a major driving force behind the successful regional apprenticeship recruitment campaign, 100 Days: The Apprenticeship Challenge, which recently concluded.

It helped recruit more than 2,500 apprentices across the region.

NECC chief executive James Ramsbotham said: “Many youngsters are considering apprenticeships to be a favourable method for gaining further qualifications and skills and, in an effort to support those youngsters who have received their A-level results, NECC has launched a new apprenticeships website.

“The new site will provide them with the most up-to-date information on the courses available and an easy means of applying.

“I would encourage anyone interested in finding out about apprenticeships as a career path to log on to the website to find out more information.”

The new website can be found at www.necctraining.co.uk.