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NETA Training 2018/19

WELCOME If you want to work in industry, specialise in a particular field or go on to work as a consultant, our engineering courses are a great place to start. You will learn at our NETA facilities in Stockton where all of our instructors come from an industry background with years of experience in a variety of engineering trades. Our workshops are filled with real industry kit, enabling you to develop practical skills and preparing you for the real world of work. Your new practical skills will also be backed up by essential theoretical knowledge that will prepare you for a wide range of future career options.


You will learn in a workshop environment that will give you the skills you need to achieve. You will receive excellent teaching and learning. NETA has strong links with businesses to enable us to give you the skills we know employers are looking for. All of our instructors have many years of industry experience giving you the chance to learn from some of the best. Along with our excellent progression opportunities.

FULL TIME COURSES Engineering Technologies Diploma - Level One Duration: One year What will I do?

Our engineering courses cover a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Learning in a hands-on environment you’ll get the technical know-how along with important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths.

What will I need?

Functional Skills Mathematics (Level 2) and Functional Skills English (Level 2) or equivalent.

What’s next?

You could move on to a Level 2 engineering qualification and ultimately, you could apply for an engineering apprenticeship.

ENGLISH & MATHS Why does English and Maths matter? Working in engineering you will need to write reports, follow complex instructions, work out calculations, take measurements and draw up plans and designs to scale.

Engineering Technologies Diploma - Level Two Duration: One year What will I do?

You will develop a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. All of our engineering courses are delivered in a hands-on environment, giving you the technical know-how you need to progress. You will also take part in important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths.

What will I need?

GCSE Grade 3/D or above in Maths and English or Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 1.

What’s next?

You could move on to a Level 3 engineering qualification and ultimately, you could apply for an engineering apprenticeship.

Engineering Technologies Diploma - Level Three Duration: Two years What will I do?

You will further build on a wide range of services and technical skills relevant to electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Our courses are delivered in our hands-on learning environment, preparing you for the real world of work. As well as developing practical skills you will also learn important lessons in health and safety, communications, science and maths. This course includes a one year diploma option or complete two years to top-up to the extended diploma.

What will I need?

Four GCSEs grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English or Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 2.

What’s next?

You could apply for an engineering apprenticeship in your preferred field. All of our engineering courses are delivered at NETA.

I think NETA creates good opportunities for people.

Alice Choosing to study Engineering at NETA proved the right move for Alice. The 17-year-old from Redcar not only enjoyed her studies but she also gained valuable experience after giving her own time to pick up additional skills as part of the college’s Logistics Academy. Having gained more confidence and aspirations for the future, she said: “I hope to work my way up, continuing on to bigger and better things.”


Choosing to study engineering is a great way to open up loads of future career opportunities. Whether you want to work in industry, specialise in a particular area or eventually go on to run your own consultancy firm our courses will give you an understanding of the specialist work related skills that are in demand by many employers.

FINANCIAL AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Our students benefit from a fantastic benefits package* that includes: Free travel Free lunch Free gym access Free advice with university preparation, CVs, careers guidance and much more.

Please note: * the benefits package is subject to individual financial assessment and subject to change.

“It’s good because I am both learning and doing which are two totally different things, for example I get to learn about welding but then also get to put what I have learnt into practice” Pagan, Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3


At NETA Training Group we offer a range of apprenticeships including:

scaffolding Engineering welding pipefitting electrical project control fabrication mechanical design & draughting

“I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to someone who is keen to learn a trade. it is something that can open up a world of opportunities. Undoubtedly, the best part for me was learning my craft as a plater, or ‘iron fighter’ as my Dad calls it.” Graham, Commercial Manager

SCAFFOLDING Scaffolding is one of the most important jobs within the construction and engineering industry. Very little gets built, maintained or demolished without the use of scaffolding. Scaffolders work in the construction, industrial, petrochemical and offshore sectors, in a range of places from building sites to oil rigs. ENGINEERING Our engineering apprenticeship covers a number of disciplines including mechanical and electrical or a mixture of both. It can therefore lead to a variety of different roles. WELDING Welders join pieces of metal together by using intense heat. They are responsible for preparing the metal and looking after the tools that weld the metal together. Working in manufacturing or construction areas, they are concerned with metal fabrication, in heavy engineering and related industries such as wind turbine manufacture. The welder may have to set up the pieces to be welded on a bench, workshop floor or construction site.

PIPEFITTING Pipefitters fabricate pipework and supports using detailed engineering drawings, cutting, shaping and bending pipe in preparation for welding. Often working alongside welders they connect piping efficiently and safely, sometimes in difficult conditions. ELECTRICAL An industrial electrician is responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining a range of electrical equipment in a variety of settings from houses, offices and canteens to multi-million pound power generation, chemical, food processing and steel companies. The electrical apprenticeship is divided into a number of sub groups such as: • Electrical Maintenance • Electrical Installation • Electrical Instrumentation. PROJECT CONTROL Project control covers all aspects of engineering and construction projects, from conception and initial design through to completion. A project control engineer is responsible for ensuring that activities such as cost estimating, planning and scheduling are completed on time, within budget and to the expected level of quality.

MECHANICAL If a mechanical component has to be manufactured accurately with a good surface finish to fit or move with another component, such as the components in a car engine gearbox or aeroplane engine, then someone who has trained as a machinist will have made or manufactured it. Mechanical fitting is the assembly, installation and maintenance of complex machinery in, for example, power stations or the pumps that drive oil into a refinery. It is a physically demanding career and it requires a high level of skill.

DESIGN AND DRAUGHTING As an engineering design technician you will create images, engineering systems and virtual reality tours of plants that have not yet been constructed. Computer Aided Design (CAD) operators have used this software to assist in the development of these products. It can cover aspects of piping design, electrical and instrumentation, mechanical equipment or civil/structural design.


FABRICATION Fabricators work with metal such as steel and aluminium, cutting, shaping and forming it to exact specifications, assembling components and structures from engineering drawings. Fabricators often become engineers or estimators working in procurement sales or management.

• Avoid student debt and university fees

• Earn while you learn;

earn a wage while gaining a qualification

• Develop strong

working relationships with colleagues

• Gain hands-on work experience

• Study up to Level 7

I would absolutely recommend doing an apprenticeship as following your chosen path helps you get into a lifelong career.

Michael Michael, a scaffolding instructor at NETA, has always been a more “hands on” type of person which is why he opted for a scaffolding apprenticeship after leaving school rather than choosing the academic route. Some of the perks to his apprenticeship included, gaining knowledge and experience, making lifelong friends. And the best bit? “I got paid to travel rather than paying to travel.”

HOW TO FIND AN You don’t have to wait for your dream apprenticeship to be advertised, you can find your own apprenticeship by following our step-by-step guide.

RESEARCH Start by having a think about the type of apprenticeship you want to do and the type of environment you want to work in. Once you’ve thought about this it’s time to have a look for employers that might want to employ you as an apprentice. There are many ways that you can do this: ONLINE Directory sites such as have contact details of thousands of businesses in your local area. ASK PEOPLE Sometimes it’s not what you know it’s who you know. Perhaps your uncle works at a large engineering company? You never know who you may be connected with until you ask. TAKE A LOOK The chances are you’ll know your local area pretty well and know of lots of local businesses so have a look around. NOTE IT DOWN Once you’ve completed all of this research, make a list of all of the employers you can approach and their contact details.


You’ve now got your list of employers which is great! The next thing is to contact them. There are a number of ways to do this including: IN PERSON This may seem daunting but it’s a great way to get in front of a potential employer. Remember to bring along a CV so they can have a look over it after you’ve left and they have your contact details.

APPRENTICESHIP BY EMAIL If you are contacting a large company it may be best to contact them via email as the chances are they have many different sites and their HR/recruitment team might be based in a different building. Remember to attach a CV and cover letter so that they can clearly see why you would make a great apprentice for their business. ASK PEOPLE If you’re going to phone a company it may be best if you know the name of the person in charge of recruiting new staff as many businesses get dozens of telephone calls a day.


You’ve done some research and you’re prepared to go and speak to some employers. Make sure you look the part and be polite. Remember to leave your details and be sure to get theirs.

WHAT NEXT? SUCCESS Hopefully you will have successfully secured an apprenticeship. If you have well done! The next thing is to let us know so that we can arrange for you to be signed up and you can get started. YOU’VE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL? If you haven’t been successful, don’t panic. Hopefully you’re more confident speaking to employers and you’ve picked up some good tips on how to approach employers. Keep trying and remember, you can still apply for apprenticeships on the National Apprenticeship Service website.

NETA NEWS Important lessons in road safety were brought home to apprentices and students at NETA Training Group. The Stockton centre welcomed a visit from emergency services personnel who were driving home the dangers of drink-driving, speeding, driving while distracted and not wearing seat belts. “We work with young people because they often tend to be over-represented in collisions. This can be due to inexperience, attitudes or even that sense of invincibility,” said Ruth Thompson, Casualty Reduction Co-ordinator for the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU). NETA instructor, Rob Hardy is a regular fundraiser for The Ellen Timney Foundation. This summer he joined Jeff Stelling’s March for Men, walking 27.3 miles from Darlington Football Club to Middlesbrough FC and then on to Hartlepool United raising money for Prostate Cancer UK. “I know how difficult fundraising can be,” said Rob. “Other people do so much to help our charity. This was a way of giving something back and to say thank you for everything people do for us.”

Also no stranger to doing her bit for a good cause is support centre manager Sian Cameron. As poppy appeal organiser for Hartlepool, this year Sian helped the town reach their highest total yet, raising £58,779.51 for the Royal British Legion. “I couldn’t do it without the generosity of the people of Hartlepool and our dedicated team of volunteers,” she said. And fellow NETA staff can always be relied upon to back the effort in any way they can.

USEFUL INFORMATION NETA Training Reception 01642 616 936

Stockton Riverside College Reception 01642 865 400 The Skills Academy Reception 01642 607 464 SRC Bede Sixth Form Reception 01642 373 250

NETA Training Group is located on Pennine Avenue, just off Portrack Lane, behind the Portrack Lane Bed Centre.



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