The Council is often in a position to help local businesses to recruit and train their staff.  Through funding and resources available through the Council and its partners we can often help with:

  • Advertising new jobs
  • Finding suitable candidates
  • Developing and delivering training for new and current employees
  • Supporting young people in our communities through:
  • Work experience
  • Entry level jobs
  • Apprenticeships
  • Offering subsidies that can assist businesses in recruiting and training staff

To find out more about any of the above contact:
Phone: 07972 856 303

Advertising new jobs

The Council and its partners can share information on job opportunities across a network of specialist and partners that work with businesses and individuals in Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

Finding suitable candidates

We may be able to help you shortlist and even arrange interviews.

Developing and delivering training for new and current employees

The Council offers training in its own right through our training arms at City Learning and Trinity Solutions.  However, we work closely with a wide range of local organisations that can help you design and deliver training to your staff. In some cases the training may even be free.


The Council see young people as our future!  We are therefore; very keen to see local businesses help offer work experience as a means to explore the ‘world of work’ and help them develop the skills and personal attributes that makes them attractive to employers.
Most young people want a job, but far too many individuals in our city have not managed to achieve this goal.  We are looking to local businesses to help by offering:

  • Entry level jobs
  • Apprenticeships

We will help with the recruitment of these young people. We will negotiate their training programme with you. Both the business and the young people will be offered additional support during the period of training.


Training costs for new employees will often be subsidised or could even be free.
In certain circumstances the training costs for existing employees may be subsidised.
The salaries of new employees, particularly if they have previously been unemployed could frequently be subsidised using local and government grant.  This will be subject to the individual and/or your business meeting the funding criteria.

To find out more about any of the above contact:
Phone: 0191 277 5662

Skills Hub

The Skills Hub at Newcastle City Library brings together a range of partners offering careers advice and guidance and employment support services from across the city in one central location.

Based on level one of Newcastle City Library, anyone can access this free service for help in getting into employment and training, and support to develop the necessary skills. More information can be found here

We also have an events programme, offering all customers the opportunity to participate in free workshops and events to develop their skills. If you'd like to see details of the workshops and events offered through the Skills Hub, please got to:

To book an appointment or onto one of our workshops, call us on 0191 277 4125 or visit our Skills Hub reception on level one of the city library between Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm.

Newcastle City Learning can provide courses, apprenticeships and other learning opportunities for those aged 16 and over.

If you are a business owner, manage a team of staff or are a sole trader, we could help you with your training and development needs for your business.

Perhaps you are in employment but wish to develop your skills; we may be able to help with your professional development.

As Newcastle City Council’s own training provider we offer a wide range of Apprenticeship opportunities. If we do not offer a course to suit your business needs, we may be able to support you to find a suitable provider, help with the recruitment and offer salary support.

For more information follow:

Alternatively, you could call the Employment and Skills team on 0191 277 3506.

Page last updated: 
17 October 2017
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