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The STEM Training Centre

The STEM Training Centre is a unique facility providing world-class training to ensure the North East stays at the forefront of specialist industrial skills training.

Exterior of STEM Centre

The £20 million STEM Training Centre, based at the Middlesbrough College campus, is a leading provider of technical training, skills, behaviours and competency solutions for a wide range of industries and specialises in process, oil and gas, supply chain solutions, advanced manufacturing, engineering, design and manufacture, applied science and business improvement.

Our specialist team of industry trained experts deliver a range of training programmes in specialist training in areas such as;

  • Health and Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Process and Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing and Business Improvement

Our vision focusses on economic growth and prosperity as we play a key role in meeting the needs of scientific, technological and manufacturing employers in our region and beyond and closing the STEM skills gap.

Our STEM Agenda

Northern Skills believes that education has the potential to transform the region’s economic competitiveness and as such, is committed to aligning its STEM training to the skills and requirements of employers.

Through Middlesbrough College, we are a specialist STEM College providing dedicated support and commitment to developing high quality education for all students’ in science, technology, engineering and mathematics across Teesside, ensuring that learners receive the best possible STEM education.

Our vision focusses on economic growth and prosperity as we play a key role in meeting the needs of scientific, technological and manufacturing employers in our region and beyond and closing the STEM skills gap.

We offer a particular focus in engineering and manufacturing, science and health, computing and digital media, energy and sustainable construction

Inside the STEM Centre

Step inside and you’ll find yourself in a real work environment with high specification equipment that matches that of an industrial setting.

Within this high specification centre, training will be delivered ‘hands-on’ encouraging delegates to share and develop best practices. Utilising an operational production facility, training will focus on the management of work flow processes.

STEM Centre equipment
Process Operations and Maintenance

This world-class industrial plan for distillation and 3 phase separation incorporates a fully functional three phase separator for oil, water and gas. Featuring platforms at various heights, columns and vessels interconnected by Kennedy grading, cat ladders and stairs; this unique training facility is modelled on industry standards.

Forklift truck
Supply Chain Solutions

The centre’s logistics facility has been developed to serve the needs of this diverse and expanding industry. With a purpose built logistics yard featuring racking and pallet storage systems, forklift trucks, scissor lifts and an overhead crane; our training portfolio delegates with the latest skills and technology essential for industry.

Engineering equipment

This state of the are CAD/CAM suite features all the latest software and hardware for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture. It provides a front to back process from initial prototype machining through design and manufacture, to proof of concept and production trials. The suite also supports low-volume and prototype production of parts from 3D model to finished parts using the latest CAD/CAM simulation techniques.

Laboratory classroom
Applied Science Laboratories

These two science laboratories are fully resources and incorporate state of the are instrumentation and fume cupboards. This enables the delivery of wet chemistry and biology as well as quality sampling, testing, and analytical techniques and processes.

Conference room
Conference Facilities

Our STEM Conference Centre is the ideal location for your business event, this state-of-the-art space overlooks our replicated industrial site and can be arranged in multiple layouts, ranging from theatre, classroom to boardroom. We also provide additional services including catering and refreshments, Wi-Fi, AV equipment and reception.

Careers in STEM

Skills in science, technology, engineering and maths are in demand both regionally in the North East and nationally. These skill sets offer sustainable, long term career prospects for individuals looking to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

The majority of today’s organisations rely on employees with STEM qualifications- from technology skills to run IT systems to math skills to manage accounts. Most industries offer opportunities at all qualification levels from technicians to PHD level graduates.

Many people find it surprising just how many different careers are based on STEM skills. There are jobs to suit all personalities and skill levels and are opportunities to work in a vast range of environments including aerospace and transport, construction, energy and the environment, food and agriculture, health and manufacturing.

Wherever you are on the career ladder, Northern Skills can provide specialist apprenticeship and training programmes to help you progress to the next level.

Talk to us about your next step

Our friendly team are always happy to help! Get in touch with us to get your questions answered and to find out more about apprenticeships, or sign up to our monthly bulletin for the latest vacancies.