Find out which employment, skills and recruitment opportunities may be available to support your business through the pandemic.
North of Tyne Working Homes is a partnership led by Northumberland County Council to support mainly council and social housing tenants living in Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle areas into and towards work through intensive one-to-one support.
North of Tyne Working Homes is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme
Northumberland County Council acts as Lead Accountable Body for North of Tyne Working Homes on behalf of the North of Tyne Combined Authority and is managed by the Economy and Regeneration Service Employability and Inclusion Team.
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Bridge Northumberland is a voluntary programme to help people living in Northumberland who are out of work and aged 16+ to overcome barriers to training, education and work. Bridge Northumberland is a partnership bringing together 6 voluntary and community sector organisations and is led by Northumberland County Council.
Bridge Northumberland is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund.
Through this funding we are able to provide Northumberland Residents between 16 and retirement with support from a dedicated Bridge worker to help get back into work, training or make positive changes to their lives by offering:
Further information about Bridge Northumberland can be found here: Building Better Opportunities: Bridge Northumberland
The Kickstart Scheme provides local employers the opportunity to offer young people a 6-month job placement in their business, funded by the Government.
In offering these placements, your organisation can support young people to develop work ready skills for your sector, while also expanding your staff and supporting your business through Covid-19 challenges.
If you’re an employer and would like to get involved, please pre-register your placement opportunities:
Please note: This opportunity is provided by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) and supported by Northumberland County Council. Any expressions of interest will be forwarded to NTCA. The council can support businesses in the application process.
If you're young person aged 16 -24 and currently claiming Universal Credit, speak to your Job Centre work coach to express interest in Kickstart vacancies. The latest vacancies available in Northumberland are listed below.
Please note: You cannot apply for a Kickstart placement directly - you must be referred to these opportunities by your work coach.
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