Still time to enter team competition

THERE is still time for businesses, training providers and colleges in Northumberland to put forward entries for an England-wide apprentice team of the year competition.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge (BAC) 2013 already has many more applications than last year and it is being supported by a range of organisations, including the National Apprenticeship Service.

Regional heats will take place over the next two months. The tasks will test non-technical work skills and the personal attributes of apprentices.

The top two teams from each of the four regions (Central, London and South East, North and South) will then battle it out for the BAC title in June.

The deadline for entries is the end of tomorrow. For more information about the challenge and to apply, visit