NETA was set up in 1975, as a charitable group training association, offering quality training for engineering construction companies based in the Northern Region. Since its inception the company has gained recognition as one of the UK's largest vocational training providers and, through it's pro-active policy and programme of continuous improvement, now offers a diverse range of services to many other occupational sectors outside of engineering.
Approved as the first Centre of Vocational Excellence for Engineering Construction, NETA was also the first independent training provider to achieve certification in the Training Quality Standard with excellence in Engineering. It not only provides commercial courses to industry and commerce, but is also heavily involved in government initiatives such as Work Based Training for young people and Train to Gain.
In the 34 years of its existence NETA has gained considerable experience in developing and delivering well planned directed learning. The integration of working rigs and simulated site activity into the learning process maximises the effective use of resources and creates a realistic learning experience for individuals. A major strength has been the ability of the Centre to develop learning programmes, which meet specific client requirements rather than limiting choice to standard course activity.
NETA has developed its range of services to a level that meets the needs of almost 2500 companies per year and its current portfolio can offer candidates training in areas ranging from Health & Safety, Transport, Fork Lift Truck Driving, to Electrical, Welding, Plating, pipefitting, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Handling, Scaffolding, Gas, Instrumentation and Electronics.