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Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, and Gateshead College, the best performing college in England for post 16 education and training, have received a royal seal of approval for their unique Bus Driver Routeway training programme in this year’s Princess Royal Training Awards.

The revolutionary programme was created by the organisations, in partnership with the Jobcentre, as a way of improving the recruitment process for the unemployed. Of the 250 learners who have undertaken the programme, success at interview has risen from 27% to 76% and learners gaining employment has increased from 9% to 44%.

Go North East and Gateshead College join a total of 48 recipients from a wide range of sectors in achieving the prestigious Princess Royal Training Awards standard of excellence in training.

Read the full article on the Bdaily News website: https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2019/08/23/royal-seal-of-approval-for-go-north-east-and-gateshead-colleges-training-initiative

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