Reach your full potential

We work with both employed and unemployed learners to give them the knowledge and skills to improve their lives and employment opportunities.

About Us

SNE was founded in 2009 on the premise of supporting unemployed and lower paid workers to better their employment prospects, 11 years on and we still driven by the same principles.

SNE are a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, rated Good in all areas by Ofsted, and has successfully grown from a single site delivery in Northumberland, to having a presence across the North of England in 5 locations and numerous employers’ premises.

SNE offer a range of pre-employment and work-based training courses across several sectors. Working with employers and learners alike to provide required, quality, bespoke training that is both relevant and current.

SNE source funding to ensure that the training is supported with little or no cost to either employers or learners.

Our Locations

Head Office

Skills House, 6 Apex Business Village, Northumberland,
NE23 7BF

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Head Office

Newcastle

16 High Street, Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE1 6UF

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Newcastle

Hartlepool

Belle Vue Centre,
Kendal Road, Hartlepool,
TS25 1QU

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Doncaster

16 High Street,
Doncaster, Hatfield,
DN7 6RY

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Meet the team

All staff are handpicked by our MD, Michael Winship, and Quality Director, Donna Allison. Michael has a very clear vision of the personality traits that SNE are looking for to make a difference to peoples’ lives.

Michael Winship

Michael Winship

Managing Director

Donna Allison

Donna Allison

Quality Director

Kim Walker

Kim Walker

Sales Manager

Courtney Austin

Courtney Austin

Quality Officer

Sean Kennedy

Sean Kennedy

Business Development Manager

Marcia Green

Marcia Green

Business Development Manager

Lyndsey Jordan

Lyndsey Jordan

Centre Manager/Tutor

Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor

Tutor

Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter

Fitness Tutor/Assessor/IQA

Michelle Brookes

Michelle Brookes

Center Manager/Beauty Loans Tutor

Jade Gellen

Jade Gellen

Loans Beauty Tutor

Tracey Parkins

Tracey Parkins

Tutor

Clare Bell

Clare Bell

Tutor

Proud to be rated Ofsted ‘Good’ in all areas in 2019

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Our Mission

Our mission identifies our goal in powering people’s future.

To work with both employed and unemployed learners to give them the knowledge and skills to improve their lives and employment opportunities so they are able to reach their full potential.

Our values

Our values are what help us to continue to provide an
outstanding service to everyone we work with.

Here to help

We exist to help our customers succeed and aim to deliver an excellent experience. We act with empathy and understanding. We take ownership of our customers’ needs and demonstrate our commitment by acting quickly.

Connect

We keep our finger on the pulse, staying close to our customers and up to speed with what’s happening in the changing world of work. We utilise our networks and connections to support our customers and each other.

Empowerment

We encourage people and give them the skills, tools and passion to be at their very best we are making a positive difference to people’s lives.

Respect

We do the right thing. We have a strong moral code and intuitively know and understand what doing the right thing means and that starts with respect for each other, our clients and the different sectors and cultures we work in across the UK.

Our Services

At SNE we offer three core routes to progressing your career.

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Learner Loans

Improve your chances of getting that job, becoming self employed or gaining that promotion.

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Short courses

Providing you with the skills and then learning you need to equip you ready for work.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to train and develop your career skills specialised training.

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Traineeships

Traineeships are available to teenagers and young adults struggling to enter work.

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