Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre

Excellence in Engineering Training and Development

Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre is an approved training provider based in Newcastle upon Tyne, offering adult training, apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship training in mechanical, fabrication, electrical and general engineering, at NVQ levels 2 and 3. The training centre is located within Rolls-Royce, Newcastle, part of the Marine Division of Rolls-Royce..

The company was founded over 100 years ago as an Apprentice Training School for the Vickers Armstrong Armaments Factory, training only the company’s own apprentices. Since then it has evolved into its present form, training apprentices and adults for the engineering community at large, with only a minority of training aimed at the parent company. We have a very diverse client base of companies in the North East ranging in size from major international organisations to local small engineering enterprises.

Our instructional staff are all qualified assessors and/or internal verifiers capable of delivering training and advice consistent with the latest technology and practices adopted by modern manufacturing industry and the stringent requirements of the qualification awarding bodies. The company structure consists of a team of vocational instructional staff, a team of in-field assessors and verifiers, business development, contract management and administration.

Our mission is to support local businesses to employ an apprentice delivering Excellence in Engineering Training and Development to North East Companies and to help young people achieve full time employment within engineering, with all of the associated vocational and academic qualifications necessary to start a successful career.

We offer a wide range of training in mechanical, electrical, maintenance, sheet metal and fabrication skills to National Vocational Qualifications. Our main centre of operation is a self contained engineering training workshop with computer suites and lecture facilities. We have also subsidiary sites including colleges and work placements.

We also provide a quality training service for adult workers. In the workplace we can provide Free NVQ Training at NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 for your existing employees and Engineering Training in both at our Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre and on individual company premises.

Can we help you?

  • Book into and come along to one of our monthly Employer Engineering Information Event and find out more about the Rolls-Royce Training Centre and view our facilities, have our trained Instructors, assessors and Apprentices answer your questions
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  • Contact Karen Routledge, Business Development Manager, Rolls-Royce North East Training Centre, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6LL, Telephone 0191 2565311, e-mail
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  • Complete our ‘Contact us’ form at and one of our team will call you back.