College tutors set up north-east training company

Trade Training Associates

Trade Training Associates is an independent training company specialising in high-quality, industry-specific training and assessment in the gas, water and renewable-energy sectors, as well as LSC-funded apprentice and Train to Gain training and assessment. It operates from 1100 m2 of purpose-designed accommodation at North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton and has been set up by Tynemouth man Ian Wood (right in photo) and co-director Blake Robinson.

They are no strangers to the world of apprenticeships and training, having given up senior roles at Newcastle College to form the company.

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