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Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle

Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way.

We know that the important issues are all connected – so our work can’t easily be placed in boxes marked 'environmental issues’, 'regeneration', 'employment' or 'health'. We create projects and services that benefit both people and the wider environment.

We operate across South Tyneside and Newcastle and work on dozens of individual projects each year. We focus our activity on disadvantaged communities where we can make the most difference.

Groundwork offers opportunities to gain qualifications, learn new skills and improve your chances of getting a job through a wide range of programmes for adults and young people across South Tyneside and Newcastle. Our courses differ from traditional courses, as they are tailored to meet individual group needs and are delivered at various locations including West Boldon Lodge and Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre.

We offer programmes with various start dates throughout the year across the borough in the following areas:

Customer Service

- Get to know about different roles within the customer service sector

- Understand employment opportunities and where to find them

- Learn vital communication skills and how to deal with customers

Environmental Services

- Understand roles and opportunities in the environmental sector

- understand health and safety in the outdoor practical environment

- Learn how to use a range of hand tools

- Get to know habitat management including management of hedgerows, meadows and woodland

- Species ID including birds, trees and mammals


- Get to know about different roles in retail from retail assistant to buyer

- Develop team working skills

- Understand enterprise opportunities and develop your sales pitch


- Understand basic Health and Safety in a practical environment

- Learn how to use a range of hand tools

- Create your own masterpiece to take home

- Get to know about roles available in the construction industry from quantity surveyor to labourer


- Learn employability skills

- Create a CV and learn how to do good job applications

- Learn proper job interview techniques.                                                                                                   
Food Safety

- Understand practices used in Catering and Hospitality

- Gain a food safety qualification that can help your job prospects

English & Maths

- Be able to browse the internet

- Be able to send and receive emails

- Understand how to create presentations

- Understand how to write letters and documents

 Courses start September 2016, at various venues across South Tyneside.

Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle, The Eco Centre, Windmill Way, Hebburn, NE31 1SR

Opportunity suitable for: 

Our programmes are open to anyone over the age of 16, you don't have to have any formal qualifications, and most are free for people in receipt of certain benefits or unemployed (including those working less than 16 hours).

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