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Flexible, high-quality training in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) in the North East.

The Institute of Electrification and Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (IESAM) is the first institute to address the industry need for PEMD training in the North East.

The project brings together the North East Institute of Technology and key regional higher education and further education providers. It’s funded by the Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, co-funded by Newcastle University, and delivered by Innovate UK for UK Research and Innovation.

What we do

With our partners, we’re bridging the skills gap, and providing high-quality training, for those looking to pursue a career in:

  • electrification
  • sustainable advanced manufacturing

To meet the developments of the Electric Revolution, there is an increasing need for experts in these growing fields.

We’re developing a flexible, high-quality training pipeline for Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD). This will help to address the need for qualified professionals at all technical levels.

Education engineered for industry

Our goal is to make sure our students receive an education that meets the demands of the industry.

Our curriculum development team is constantly working with our education and industry partners. This is so we can embed the current and future industry needs into our curriculum and programmes. This includes robotics, automation and control, and digital manufacturing.

Our aim is to create rich PEMD content for T Levels, higher technical qualifications as well as advanced and degree apprenticeship programmes.

It’s estimated to benefit 7,500 learners.

What we offer

IESAM is committed to offering:

  • a PEMD educational pipeline from Level 3 to Level 7
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses
  • information, advice and guidance for the industry, educators and career advisors

Contact us

For more information about IESAM or PEMD, send us an email: