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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Our approach

Our services:

Developing your workforce (including Apprenticeships)

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Recruiting the best talent (including Apprenticeships)

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Strengthening your leadership & management

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Supporting a careers-focused curriculum

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Supporting your corporate social responsibility

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Accessing our facilities

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Kickstart Scheme for Employers

Can you help Kickstart a young person’s career? The government Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new, six month job placements for those aged 16 to 24 years, in receipt of universal credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

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Our sector specialisms

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

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