Careers and Apprenticeships

North East futures UTC puts your career front and centre. You will gain valuable careers advice straight from the top employers in the North East. Careers guidance is baked in as you will doing projects with employers such as Ubisoft, Sage, the NHS and Accenture who are all looking to recruit their next superstar employee.

At North East Futures UTC we aim for all of our 6th form students leaving to a positive destination: Apprenticeship or University. We help students weigh up the pros and cons of each choice and make their choice with a clear career pathway in mind.

Students wishing to undertake an apprenticeship have the significant advantage of access to guaranteed apprenticeship places in local companies. Click here to find out more.

Students wishing to go to University have the benefit of our specialist knowledge of Higher Education choices in Health and Computer Science. We help 6th form students with their UCAS application process and encourage visits to Universities.

Our specialist sectors tell a fantastic story about the opportunities on offer to young people. The 2017 Tech Nation Report shows phenomenal growth in the contribution of our region to the UK digital economy and the latest PWC report shows the average advertised salary in digital roles as 36% higher than the national average salary. Not only does the NHS (the fifth largest employer in the world!) employ more people in the North East than elsewhere in the country, but the North East’s remarkable Pharmaceutical industry also makes a disproportionately high contribution to the UK economy. However, employers are increasingly struggling to recruit people with the right skills – and that’s where we come in! It’s not all about money, either; these are exciting and rewarding jobs offering the opportunity to make a real difference to the world.

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