Engineering Apprenticeships: Tharsus

Companies in the North East say they’re struggling to find good quality engineers.

Yet GCSE graduates are struggling to compete against A Level graduates shying away from University Fees.

And Panorama on Monday’s reporting that government-funded apprenticeships are being abused by companies wanting cheap labour and not training.

I speak to managers and apprentices at Tharsus in Blyth for BBC Newcastle:

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