Ambassadors welcome PM pledge for 20,000 new apprenticeships

The North East Apprenticeships Ambassador Network (NEAAN) has welcomed reforms and funding announced today by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Piece of cake or kitchen nightmare

The Great Apprentice Bake-Off is once again turning up the heat on Apprenticeships Ambassadors.

National honours for North East Ambassadors

Two Apprentice Ambassadors have been recognised for their outstanding contributions, at the annual “Apprenticeship Oscars”.

Calling all SME businesses based in the North East

The North East LEP has commissioned research into levels of awareness and experiences of Apprenticeships across North East SMEs.

The North East Apprenticeship Awards 2023

St James’ Park played host to the inaugural North East Apprenticeship Awards, showcasing and celebrating a diverse range of skilled apprentices and supporters of apprenticeships across the region.

New talent at Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

A pair of new recruits have been welcomed into the fold to bolster the leadership team of regional apprenticeship champions.

Cheers to the HR&D Professionals and Companies Putting People First in the North East!

NEAAN was proud to support the North East HR&D Awards 2023, which reveals the region’s top HR professionals and the companies putting people first.

The North East Apprenticeships Ambassador Network Conference 2023

Durham Cricket’s Seat Unique Riverside Ground played host to the inaugural events, which brought together together policymakers, business leaders, educators and apprentices.

Excellence in Apprenticeships

Recognising successful apprenticeship programmes that have been implemented as an integral part of developing an organisation’s workforce.

NEAAN Co-Chair, Jenienne Hinchcliffe, asks, “Erm…why are fewer young people choosing apprenticeships?”

Recent research that showed a fall in the number of young people choosing apprenticeships set a few alarm bells ringing across the region.

Ambassadors take centre stage at awards

For two decades, the National Apprenticeships Awards have been an incredible platform to recognise and reward excellence in our field.

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Thinking of becoming an Apprentice or Employer Ambassador?

Read through our prospectus to find out how you can join the network.

As well as being part of a powerful national movement, Ambassadors also become regional influencers providing expertise and insight on apprenticeships.

Introducing the North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

A National

The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is a national collection of businesses and organisations whose aim is to spearhead the drive to engage new employers to commit to apprenticeship delivery across country.

Why sign up
As an Ambassador

North East Apprentice Ambassadors Chair, Jessica Duff, outlines the role of NEAAN, her own ambitions and why YOU should sign up to the Ambassador Network…


Meet our region’s top former apprentices

Jeanette Henderson, Financial Director
Gus Robinson Developments Ltd

“An apprenticeship provides real life experiences and allows you to acquire skills not found in a classroom.  A good apprenticeship can be the starting block to progressing through the ranks – the sky is the limit.  From an employer’s perspective apprenticeships are a great investment, resulting in home grown talent and provide a succession-planning solution.”

Become an

Employers, trainers, managers, director, apprentices, former apprentices... if you have a passion for apprenticeships, you could be an Apprentice Ambassador.

Apprenticeship reforms in recent years have encouraged many new and exciting businesses and sectors to be more actively involved in apprenticeships. We want our NEAAN to reflect this dynamic.

If you are interested in joining as an Employer Ambassador please email [email protected]

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If you are interested in joining as an Apprentice Ambassador please email [email protected]. If you have any questions about the role but have not yet decided if you would like to sign up, please email: [email protected] and we can answer any questions you may have.

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