What employers need to know


Why a Seta apprenticeship programme will work for your business...

Seta is a long-established, trusted training provider that boasts a strong track record of delivering Apprenticeships from intermediate to degree level for both high profile companies and small and medium sized businesses across the North East.

Seta’s Washington base is the largest engineering training centre in the North East with its own well equipped workshops. 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.

Why use Seta?

We understand the businesses we work with, we are responsive to their needs and as a not-for-profit organisation, we always have employers’ interests at the heart of what we do.

All our training staff have worked in industry in addition to having teaching qualifications. The training we offer is tailored to the needs of your business, teaching your specific methods and processes which, in turn, reduces overall training and recruitment costs and provides a financial return for your investment.

We will help you prepare your apprentices for a professional working environment, instil them with a good worth ethic and help them to mature as individuals and colleagues. We offer in-house assessment and technical certification, helping to ease your own workload and will work closely with you throughout the apprenticeship process, providing guidance and support. We will work with employers to create a flexible, bespoke apprenticeship programme which is best for your business.

Why Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are a positive, practical and cost effective investment for your company and training your apprentices with Seta will produce long term benefits for your business, allowing it to develop a skilful and highly qualified workforce, while nurturing talent and practical skills in the next generation. Furthermore, apprentices can bring with them enthusiasm, dedication, loyalty and new ideas, which can help your company to innovate, grow and become more competitive.

Our engineering apprenticeships benefit from a high level of training, delivered by qualified, highly experienced staff. This enables ‘hands-on’ learning and means the students acquire practical skills for use in industry. In addition, our business and professional apprenticeships, which cover administration, team leading, and management enable you either upskill current staff or take on apprentices in a range of roles and build your workforce for the future.

How do Seta support recruitment?

Seta runs an extensive Information and Guidance (IAG) programme in schools and other education provision. This has resulted in a large number of tested and interviewed applicants with very strong results in our assessment tests now available for interview.

Based on your requirements Seta can advertise, produce a shortlist of suitable candidates from our extensive database, arrange interviews from your selection to meet your timescales and complete all related paperwork, giving you the freedom to select the most suitable candidates without the administration that goes with it. Alternatively, we can support your recruitment if you wish to recruit directly.

Seta is officially rated as a ‘good’ training provider by Ofsted. To read more about the standards of our training read our latest Ofsted report here.

For more information on apprenticeships, call us on (0191) 416 2860 or contact us via email.