Council forges new link

A new partnership will help Northumberland’s communities, schools and businesses access support from Newcastle University and further important research in the county.

The strategic partnership agreement was signed by Northumberland County Council and Newcastle University to explore areas of collaboration and align the two organisations in addressing issues specific to Northumberland.

Under the agreement, Northumberland firms will be helped with their current and future skills needs by collaborating with the university’s academics and also benefit from graduate talent through paid placements and internships.

It will also see the university and council working together to build links with schools and raise awareness of the opportunities available at a research-intensive university.