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We’re addressing the urgent PEMD skills shortage by providing high-quality training and guidance in the North East of England.

Who we are

The Newcastle University Institute of Electrification and Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (IESAM) was created to address the urgent skills shortage and training challenge in the North East of England.

The North East region is set to become a UK leader in electrification and advanced digital manufacturing. This is due to planned investments by successful businesses specialising in electrification.

The Electric Revolution is expected to bring economic growth, new industries, and rewarding PEMD jobs to the North East. Just as the Industrial Revolution brought industry and employment to the region.

Our partners

Our partners include the North East Institute of Technology, further education and higher education providers, as well as industry stakeholders.

Together we can address industry skills needs at all technical levels. 

Our higher education partners include:

  • Durham University
  • Northumbria University
  • Sunderland University
  • Teesside University

Our further education partners will be represented by the North East Institute of Technology. A partnership of further education colleges is also being led by New College Durham. In addition, the Newcastle College Group will bring its regional, and national dimension, to the partnership.

North East Institute of Technology

The North East Institute of Technology (NEIoT) is one of the first twelve Institutes of Technology in the UK. The new Institutes of Technology are collaborations between further education colleges, universities and businesses. The aim is to develop the high-level technical skills and qualifications that employers need, both now and in the future.

The North East Institute of Technology concentrates on advanced manufacturing and engineering, construction and digital.

Institutes of Technology focus on technical subjects across a range of industries. All the institutes have an emphasis on the skills needed in their region.

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