About us

Find out more about Seta 



Sunderland Engineering Training Association (Seta) is a not-for-profit Group Training Association which delivers apprenticeships and both standard and bespoke commercial training courses.

Seta provides accredited, industry-recognised training to an advanced level, delivered by highly experienced staff with vast industry knowledge, and we have been playing a key role in developing and transforming workforces in the North East and beyond for more than 40 years.

We are a trusted training provider and have an exceptional track record of delivering for clients across a range of sectors – many of which are global household names - and we provide a launchpad for careers in engineering, manufacturing and related industries.  We work with a broad spectrum of companies, from sole traders to multi-nationals.

At Seta, apprentices, course delegates and trainees experience hands-on learning, acquiring practical skills for use in real life, industrial and office working environments. Our apprenticeships cover both engineering and business disciplines.

Seta’s Washington base is the largest engineering training centre in the North East with its own workshops, and boasts state-of-the-art equipment, while our location in the heart of the region allows easy access from both the A1 and A19 road links, with Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesbrough all nearby.

Our training courses can be delivered either on or off site to suit clients’ requirements.

Seta is accredited to ISO 9001: 2015 and is officially rated as a ‘good’ training provider by Ofsted - read Ofsted’s report here to find out more about our high standard of our training.