Education Partnership North East is a dynamic partnership between Sunderland College, Northumberland College, and Hartlepool Sixth Form. Between them our colleges have over 150 years experience of working with employers, dating back to our roots as engineering and technical training institutes.

We have a strong reputation of working successfully in partnership with businesses and for providing value-adding solutions to meet business needs.

Working with many of the region's leading employers, our aim is to work in partnership with you to gain a better understanding of your workforce development requirements so we can provide you with the skills to allow your organisation to perform to it's maximum potential.

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What our employer partners say:

“As an organisation, we’ve always been a big believer in apprenticeships and believe that all businesses, especially manufacturers, have a role to play in helping nurture the workers of the future.”

–Graham Moore (Operating Controlling Partner, Grundfos UK)

“Sunderland College is supportive at every level, from recruitment through to study support to both the apprentice and the employer, and this is invaluable in us developing the apprentices.”

–Sean Thompson (Managing Director, Ashford Orthodontics Limited)

“All our apprentices on site are students at Northumberland College. It is hugely important to the positive devlopment of a community that education and industry are connected and aligned.”

–Jeff Hope (Head of Ashington Manufacturing, AkzoNobel)

“Distance learning has proved invaluable to our staff development programmes. The tutors are really supportive and we have had more than 500 of our staff achieve qualifications in this way over the last three years.”

–Faye Gregory-Smith (Business Manager, Sunderland Care and Support)

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