The Port of Tyne is recruiting new apprentices.
To help reach its target of 25 apprentices each year, it has opportunities in finance, engineering and security.
Geoff Gillon, Port of Tyne director of human resources, said: “This is a tough time in the job market, with many young people struggling to find career opportunities.
“The future is exciting. The Port of Tyne is investing in expanding our business operations, and improving the chances for young people is part of our commitment to the community.
“We have 16 apprentices who are enjoying the opportunity to earn while they learn and achieve a recognised qualification, while gaining vital work experience.
“Apprentices provide an excellent alternative to academic study, and offer a fresh perspective that we’ve found is good for business, creating more dynamic teams.”
The number of full-time jobs at the Port increased by 11 per cent in 2013 to 566 employees and the Port also indirectly supports more than 10,500 jobs.
The closing date for the Port’s current apprentice vacancies is tomorrow, with more recruitment planned in September.
Interested candidates can apply online at www.portoftyne.co.uk.