Skills experts here for northern businesses

Skills experts here for northern businesses

For employers who need direction on how to tackle training their staff, advice on securing funding and help understanding the law – Northern Skills Group is here to help.

Northern Skills Group is an expert provider of apprenticeships, employer-led training and retraining in the North East. It’s led by a group of experts whose mission is to equip businesses and individuals with the means to increase productivity and improve the competitiveness of the regional economy.

The new group brings together the expertise and experience of Middlesbrough College and the former North East Chamber of Commerce training arm, NECC training, and is responsible for more than 2,000 apprentices across the North East and North Yorkshire.  The group – which operates from facilities in Durham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and York – is working with businesses including multi-nationals and owner-managed firms to understand how they might benefit from Government reforms and the new apprenticeship levy so that they can plan workforce development accordingly.  

Peter Wilson, Northern Skills Group lead, said: “We are pleased to be working with some of the region’s most innovative businesses that are determined to invest in and develop their people to secure a competitive and sustainable edge.  

“Not only are we working with some of the region’s most high profile businesses such as Hitachi Rail Europe, Primex, SAGE (UK), ElringKlinger (GB) and Nifco we are also working with an increasing number of SMEs, including owner-managed businesses, that share a determination for our region to be competitive in a globalised economy.”

For more information on how Northern Skills Group can help your business, contact our business advisors on 03453 40 40 40 or