Sunderland is building its future through skills. 

From schools to college, and from cutting edge research at the University of Sunderland to industry-specific training bodies; from Sunderland’s ground-breaking Work Discovery Week, to encouraging inventors young and old at the region’s only FabLab.

Learn more about how Sunderland’s skills strategy can contribute to your business.

University of Sunderland St Peter's Campus

The University of Sunderland works with industry across all sectors, from pioneering automotive engineering research to the use of big data in business management.

Sunderland College City Campus

Consistently the top performing college in the area, Sunderland College works pro-actively with business to create tailored training programmes across key sectors.

Engineering student at SASMI

SASMI (Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation) trains future employees in low carbon industries, including electric vehicle research and production.

University of Sunderland Auto Engineering Student

AMAP (Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice) is university-based with a brief to inform, inspire and innovate in advanced manufacturing.

FabLab is Sunderland’s laboratory for making things, open to the open-minded of all ages. Make a business, make a future, make your fortune at the region’s only FabLab.

Work Discovery Week is the nationally recognised school student business engagement event. More than 1000 young people are inspired every year about the world of work.