NE1 Can

NE1 Can, which superseded NE1’s Space2 initiative in 2016, is a project created by NE1 to secure employment opportunities for young people. NE1’s unique position allows it to bring together all of the city’s young people, its 1400 employers, a growing number of Newcastle schools and various employment providers.

NE1 Can provides job and apprenticeship opportunities, CV writing, mock interviews, site visits, and employment and further education advice.

NE1 Can is always seeking volunteers from organisations who are keen to support our activity. In addition to this we want to work with employers to schedule bespoke events and programmes of activity.

For further information or to find out how you can become involved in the programme please contact:

Louise Liddle
NE1 Business Network Manager
0191 235 7099


Established in 2012, Space2 was created by NE1. Its primary objective was to secure jobs for young people from Newcastle and provide a safe, welcoming environment where young people felt valued. Since launch, Space2 delivered significant results for its members.

Key stats

  • 50,000+ visits
  • Over 3,000 regular members
  • Over 300 young people in to employment, education and training
  • £400 cost per placement compared to similar Government schemes which can cost up to £14,000

Our Programmes

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Newcastle is a European Regional Capital city. It is home to world leading businesses in the industries of health care, medical research and digital and has a strong professional services sector. It has a catchment area of 2.5million people and the highest growth rate of millionaires in the UK.

Capital Projects

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Securing £5m from the Regional Growth Fund, NE1 worked with Newcastle City Council, Network Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast to invest £24.5m in transforming the station, public realm and welcome to the city.

Alive After Five

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Alive after Five was both a response to the challenge of online competition and the result of NE1 having identified the huge commercial opportunity that lay in bridging the gap between Newcastle’s daytime and evening offers.

Getting the Basics Right

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It may not be glamourous but as a city, we need to get the basics right. NE1’s Street Rangers and Rapid Response Clean Team are on hand, working with the city’s businesses on a daily basis to resolve issues and improve the look and feel of the city.