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Career openings on the Tyne

[ August 9, 2013   //   ]

Port of Tyne Business Administration ApprenticeAmy Adams.The Port of Tyne has five new apprenticeship openings in administration, accountancy or civil engineering. While ports are traditionally associated with maritime and engineering opportunities, Tyne is now recruiting across its business. It plans to more than treble the number of apprenticeships this year.

Director of human resources, Geoff Gillon, explains: “We have extended the apprenticeship programme to many other areas. Our first Business Administration apprentice recently left to take another step on her career in HR, so following that success we’re now delighted to offer more Business Administration apprenticeships in Facilities, HR and Engineering, as well as two new apprenticeships in Civil Engineering and Accountancy.

Amy Adams joined the port earlier this year as a business administration apprentice. She said: “I have been able to be very hands on and gain a lot of real work experience. I would tell anyone thinking of applying to just to go for it – it’s a really good opportunity to work for one of the region’s leading businesses and it has really given me a great head start in a new career.”

The Port is working with recruitment agency Zenith Peopleand will hold local workshops and training sessions to help hone the candidates’ skills before the interview process begins.

Applications for all five new apprentice opportunities are open until Friday 16 August. To find out more and details of how to apply visit or look out for news on Twitter.