For Businesses

With the Etc. colleges as our delivery partners, our Business Development team serves the business community in the Tees Valley and beyond.

Our team can help you unlock the potential of your business and work with you to deliver high-quality business solutions that match your ambition, tailoring a bespoke solution for your business needs. We develop long-term, transformational partnerships with businesses throughout the north-east and are currently working with some of the most innovative companies in the UK.

We are proud to offer a wide and responsive range of services for businesses. Our diverse offer allows us to deliver employer-led services ranging in everything from apprenticeships to bespoke training.


Our wide range of apprenticeships have been designed with employers in mind. Every apprenticeship we offer can be tailored to meet your specific business needs. Whether you are looking to recruit a new member of your team or up-skill existing employees, employing an apprentice could offer a cost-effective solution to ensuring you develop a skilled and motivated workforce. In recent years, we have seen our provision grow from strength to strength. Annually, we support more than 1000 businesses with training, including access to an apprentice through our programmes.

We offer apprenticeships at a variety of levels including higher level apprenticeships; ideal for training and up-skilling more senior staff.

Commercial Training

We deliver industry-recognised and accredited qualifications that are required to work in a variety of industries across our region and beyond.  Training includes, but is not limited to, Safety Passport, CSCS Card, IOSH Working Safely, Process Technology, NEBOSH, COMAH, First Aid, Project Management and so much more. We have the flexibility to offer courses on a one-off basis and as part of a wider, bespoke training package, which is designed to match the needs of business, employers and self-funded individuals. We provide the support and training required to ensure our delegates are up to date with the latest industry-standard legislation.

Sector Based Work Academies and Employability Training

This is a bespoke, fully inclusive programme of learning developed in partnership with employers and referral agencies, such as Job Centre Plus. We work with you to create a job-ready workforce, equipping job seekers with the essential skills and qualifications required at entry to work in a specific field or sector.

You provide the vacancy, we design and deliver the training specifically for that role and at the end (usually 3-6 weeks) you provide each delegate with a guaranteed interview with a view to securing that vacancy – quite an effective recruitment solution.  We can also work with agencies to provide CV writing and interview technique training to support individuals back into the workplace.

To find out more about how we can be your partner in training, contact our team on 01642 865 577 or visit the websites of our delivery partners: