About us

Experts in Apprenticeships and Training

Northern Skills Group is an expert provider of apprenticeships, employer-led training and retraining and works with over 1000 businesses in the North East and Yorkshire. Our specialist team of industry trained experts deliver courses across the North including Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Durham and North Yorkshire as well as our dentistry apprenticeship programmes in York. We offer an extensive range of courses and programmes including engineering, dentistry, accountancy, electrical, leadership and management, customer service, manufacturing and many more.

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Our history

The Group is the commercial training arm of Middlesbrough College and brings together the expertise and experience of both the college and the former North East Chamber of Commerce training arm –NECC Training. NECC Training was acquired by Middlesbrough College in July 2016 and has helped Northern Skills Group to be one of the largest providers in the North. Our experienced team have trained over 2000 apprentices putting us in a strong position to help shape the economic landscape of the region, this is why all of our training courses and programmes are carefully selected and constantly refined to be aligned with business needs.

Our vision and values

Northern Skills Group is committed to helping shape the economic future of our region by providing apprenticeship and training solutions which reflect business requirements. Our vision is simple, to harness and develop the talent of the North through being experts in apprenticeships and training.

How we plan to achieve this

  • Working closely with employers and apprentices and listening to their needs
  • Delivering world-class training to help shape the skills agenda for the 21st Century
  • Providing bespoke training solutions
  • Providing expert tuition and assisting with apprentice recruitment

We understand we cannot achieve this standing alone which is why we work with many employers and hold strong partnerships with key service providers and local authorities.