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Skills South Tyneside

Support with getting back to work

Becoming unemployed can leave you panicking and unsure of what to do next.

How we can help you

We have a range of courses available to help you develop new skills and improve your current ones.

If you are currently out of work and claiming benefits, our courses are free of charge and are being delivered online so that you can learn at your own pace.

If you are looking for work in a new industry or occupation, we have a number of ways to get into employment to increase your chances of getting back into work.

What we offer 

We offer courses from entry level to level 2 to give you an introduction to a new sector or occupation, where local employers are currently recruiting.

Recruitment for North East Lighthouse Lab

We are working with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support recruitment for the North East's dedicated Lighthouse Lab in Gateshead.

Lighthouse Labs have been established across the UK to dramatically increase the number of coronavirus tests which can take place each day to support the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic.

We will be delivering pre-employment support to around 40 candidates who upon completion will be guaranteed an interview for one of the 600 Laboratory Assistant roles.

About the Laboratory Assistant role:

  • starting salary of £18,500
  • full time and part time
  • initially on 12-month fixed term contract
  • the Lab will operate on a 24/7 basis, 365 days per year
  • shifts are 8am to 8pm and 8pm to 8am

The roles will start in December with interviews taking place across October and November.

To find out more about the roles and the support available, please email 

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