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Accenture scouts for 20 North East apprentices

Kayleigh Bateman

Service and outsourcing supplier Accenture is on the hunt for 20 apprentices to join its North East based team, from May.

Recently, 19 young people were chosen to join the company’s scheme, at its Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside. The company has announced that it is now scouting for 20 more.

The three-year apprenticeship scheme offers successful candidates a Higher Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals, including a Foundation Degree and Level 4 BTEC Diploma.

The apprenticeship programme has been designed by education and training firm NCG and will be rolled out in partnership with Newcastle College and Intraining.

Throughout the first year, the apprentices work on computer application maintenance, system testing and service management skills. In addition to on the job training, apprentices complete 200 days of training delivered by Accenture and NCG throughout the three-year placement.

UK senior managing director of Accenture, Olly Benzecry, said in the North East the company has increased its head count from 200 to 300 in the last two years.

“This new apprenticeship programme represents a major investment in the region by Accenture and these apprentices will be an important part of our highly-skilled workforce.”

Managing director of Accenture’s Tyneside Delivery Centre, Bob Paton, explained: “Successful candidates won’t necessarily have any formal qualifications. What we are looking for are people with aptitude and an interest in IT.”

Anyone interested in applying can find more information at: www.accenture.com/apprentices


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