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North East Ambition Drop-In Clinic

North East Ambition Drop-In Clinic
The Quadrus Centre
9:00am to 1:00pm

A free specialist programme has been set up to help small and medium enterprises in South Tyneside to address recruitment challenges and grow their business.

Support with recruitment

If you're recruiting or looking for shorter-term support, the North East Ambition programme can help link you with a pool of high-quality candidates.

A dedicated Skills Facilitator can work with you to develop a tailored Skills Support Plan, designed to help your business grow.

Workforce skills development

If expanding your business isn't an option right now, the programme can help you upskill or retrain your existing workforce to meet the challenges your business faces.


Skills will play a key role in the recovery process after the fallout of the pandemic, and a dedicated Skills Facilitator can help you anticipate the skills you will need in the future.

Education and business partnerships

The programme can facilitate effective partnerships between SMEs and educators, to lessen the gap between skills demand and skills supply, as well as helping young people to identify routes into a successful working life.

Helping your business to influence careers and curriculum systems, thereby developing industry relevant skills and harnessing learner talent.

If your business need is something different, the programme can guide you to the right support, as well as connecting you with other small businesses.

To find out more, simply drop-in or alternatively to book a one-to-one appointment with a Skills Facilitator call 0191 933 7070 or email


This is a European Social Fund match funded programme, for businesses with fewer than 250 employees based in the North East