The North East Apprenticeship Company (NEAC) is the first in the region to provide a ‘revolutionary’ new online CV service which will benefit both young apprentices and employers.

Apprentices at the NEAC will be among the first people in the UK to use Innovate CV, an interactive online method of marketing your talents to employers.

Billed as ‘the future CV’ the Innovate CV website allows job seekers to create multi-media resumes as part of their search for an apprenticeship.

It also enables prospective employers to browse through a showcase of skills and qualifications online and find the right person for their vacancy, saving them time and delivering costs savings in the process.

NEAC is making the most of advances in technology to make sure its apprentices have the best possible opportunities to find employment while looking at ways to improve our service to employers said managing director Paul Champion.

He added: “This is another exciting first for the North East Apprenticeship Company. In signing our apprentices up to use Innovate CV, we are leading the way in introducing the very latest advances in recruitment techniques.

“This online CV helps employers to find and recruit the candidates best suited to the roles within their organisation. And each employee using it can also update and review their CV over time too.”

NEAC has signed up more than 150 companies since its launch last year and has a regional brief to expand apprenticeship positions, tackling the skills gap to create more than 1000 new apprentice jobs in the next two years, particularly among small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Innovate CV requires the candidate to input their information from which it creates an online CV for use on this and other websites. It links in with candidates existing social networks to help secure employment as the platform provides a functionality to share a CV on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Among its many features is an onsite search engine which candidates can use to help find useful contacts to assist with their job search.

The Career and Training section of the website highlights any skills and knowledge the candidate may lack when pursuing their dream job, and provides opportunities for them to enrol on online courses to fill the gaps.

The launch of Innovate CV from NEAC will occur during Apprenticeship Week 2011, which takes place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 February 2011. The aim is to highlight the talents and skills of apprentices and celebrate the value of apprenticeships.

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