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Northern Skills offer a wide range of programmes of varying levels. Whether you wish to recruit an apprentice or train existing staff, browse our current programmes and see how apprenticeships can help develop and grow your business.

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Northern Skills is the apprenticeship and training arm of Middlesbrough College. We are an expert provider of apprenticeships, employer-led training and retraining, working with over 2,000 businesses in the North East and Yorkshire. Our specialist team of industry trained experts deliver training courses and apprenticeships across the North including Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough as well as our dentistry apprenticeship programmes in York. We offer an extensive range of courses and programmes to help develop your business and up-skill your employees.  

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How we can help you

Industry Experts

We work with employers across the region to provide on the job training industry-based training, so that our learners get first-hand experience in their chosen industry.

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Filling skills gaps

We are committed to providing expert training in key industry areas to fill the skills gaps across the north. From engineering to digital, we have what you’re looking for to fill that gap in your business.  

Explore our Employer Benefits


Our courses and programmes are specifically designed with careers in mind. We aim to equip our trainees and apprentices with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their chosen career. 

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Our Professional Partners

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Share your experience and become a guest speaker

We are always looking for experienced industry professionals to share their journey and inspire our students.

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Talk to us about your next step

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