NORTH EAST VISION

The North East is home to a thriving tech and digital sector and we’re doing our part to support its growth and development. Our goal is to create 250 apprenticeship opportunities in the North East this year. 

At Baltic, our work is driven by three core aims: To innovate, educate and collaborate. Through these, we strive to broaden access to tech apprenticeships, address emerging recruitment needs, and close the digital skills gap. 

Through our apprenticeship training, we equip great people with the skills they need to thrive in a digital career. Our programmes include cyber security, data, digital marketing, IT infrastructure, and software development.

From Hartlepool to Hexham, Darlington to Durham, Sunderland to Sedgefield, and Newton Aycliffe to Newcastle upon Tyne, it is people who drive the North East economy. We invest in these people.

At Baltic, we can help you identify new talent, build essential skills and launch exciting tech careers.

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NEW TALENT

Apprenticeships are an effective and cost-efficient way to grow your team. They are an excellent way to identify and nurture new talent, develop your skills pipeline for the future, and embed technical skills within your organisation. To recruit an apprentice, or find out more about available funding for employers, start a conversation today!

 

 

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Apprenticeship Programmes

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

On average, skills shortages cost North East employers £19,580 in 2019. Closing the digital skills gap is essential for our region to realise its full potential. Baltic Apprenticeships are a specialist provider of digital and IT apprenticeship training. Our apprenticeship programmes cover four key subject areas: data, digital marketing, IT, and software. Our selection of Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications are suitable for recruiting new talent or developing existing staff.

Apprenticeship Programmes

Our aims...

INNOVATE

The needs of the North East tech sector are constantly evolving – so are we. We are dedicated to making sure you have access to the best possible training; developing the skills you need now and in the future.

THE CATALYST
PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS
SKILLS
THE CATALYST

Baltic Apprenticeships have a dedicated city-centre hub in the Catalyst, located in the heart of the Newcastle Helix development. The Catalyst is home to the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) and brings together industry leaders, businesses and researchers in a unique collaborative space.

The Catalyst is a beacon for the region’s health, technology and business community to connect, network and share ideas. From this base, our expert advisors at Baltic have dived into the conversation and will be on hand to help local businesses grow their future talent.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS

The North East has the highest youth unemployment rate in England. At the same time, 30% of our region’s creative, digital and tech businesses report that access to appropriately skilled labour is a problem. The solution is clear. We need to equip our young people with the skills, passion, and opportunity they need to thrive.

Our Level 1 pre-apprenticeship programme provides the initial spark to ignite a lifelong career in digital technologies. We bring in young people who aren’t in education, employment or training and equip them with basic skills in IT and Digital Marketing.

From this foundation, we’ll work with promising young people to help them achieve their dream digital career – whether that means finding them an apprenticeship right away, or putting them through further skills training with our partners at RAW Digital Training.

 

SKILLS

Skills development is at the heart of everything we do. We work with employers to understand their immediate and long-term skill needs and channel this directly into the technical training we offer.

Through this ongoing skills conversation with North East businesses, we identified a growing regional demand for data skills. As a result, we introduced our brand new data training route.

Our innovative approach to apprenticeship training is bringing a host of opportunities to those who may have previously considered a career in tech to be out of reach.

EDUCATE

Apprenticeships are a rigorous form of training that are often misunderstood. On top of providing high quality technical training for our learners, we’re on a mission to change the way tech businesses recruit and train their teams.

FUNDING
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS
SUPPLY & DEMAND
FUNDING

Apprenticeships are one of the most cost-effective forms of training currently available, with lots of available funding opportunities.

From SMEs to large Levy-paying organisations, there are a range of government incentives available for apprentice employers of all sizes. For many SMEs, government funding could cover between 95% and 100% of training fees.

Our team will help you navigate the world of apprenticeship funding, empowering you to make the most of national and local financial support.

APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS

Our apprenticeship programmes follow national Apprenticeship Standards, created in consultation with industry leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, BT and the NHS.

Each programme we offer follows standards and assessment plans tailored to specific job roles.

Our apprentices are supported throughout their training by dedicated Baltic Learning Mentors to ensure they develop an in-depth understanding of their course content and are well prepared for their independent End Point Assessment.

SUPPLY & DEMAND

Our region's tech sector can only continue to grow with a solid supply of future tech talent.

Our apprenticeship programmes have been developed with employers in mind, and evolve according to the skills you tell us you need most. 

We aim to make a significant impact on the North East's skills gap, futureproofing your talent pipeline while helping young people break into the digital and tech sector.

COLLABORATE

The digital tech scene in the North East is vibrant, forward-thinking and very collaborative. We love being part of this community and are always happy to team up with other organisations to help our region thrive.

SKILLS CONVERSATION
COMMUNITY
EVENTS
SKILLS CONVERSATION

We're always looking to contribute to the region’s skills conversation, share our expertise, and listen to new ideas. We’re active members of several North East tech and business networks, including Dynamo, Digital Union and The North East Chamber of Commerce.

COMMUNITY

At Baltic Apprenticeships we are a friendly bunch. We love to meet new people and build up long term working relationships with our customers.

Our customers are never 'just a number' to us. We welcome our apprentices and their employers to our growing Baltic community, with regular updates and tailored one-to-one support.

 

EVENTS

Keep your eyes peeled for our North East team of Employment Engagement Managers at a (virtual) event near you! We also run a regular series of webinars to start conversations around different areas of tech, share our knowledge on skills building, and celebrate amazing people from across the region.

NORTH EAST PARTNERS