We aim for all of our 6th form students to embark on the next stage in their education: an apprenticeship or university.
We help students consider the advantages and disadvantages of each choice and what would be most beneficial for their desired career paths.
Students wishing to undertake an apprenticeship have the advantage of accessing guaranteed apprenticeship places at local companies.
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.