NETA Staff

We are committed to employing a highly skilled and flexible workforce. NETA is part of the Stockton Riverside College Group which has recently received its Investors in People award and is committed to developing its staff and their potential through CPD and self-development.

We have fantastic connections to industry and employ highly trained staff with years of experience in the business.

Phil Blewitt

Managing Director

Born in Middlesbrough, I have over 30+ years global business experience held in Engineering, Project Engineering, Technical Training & Workforce Capability Development within the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and FMGC manufacturing sectors with over 20 years’ experience in a number of senior level positions. I have a wealth of experience in the development of Operations and Engineering Maintenance Technicians and Apprentices across a range of energy sectors both here in the North East and globally for some of the world’s leading organisations. I am a strong and authentic leader with a passion for developing people, innovation and ethical business growth.

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David Laycock

Head of Department – NETA Government Funded

Originating from Teesside, I have an extensive background in the engineering industry and I am currently NETA’s Programme Area Leader in Engineering. I have worked internationally for companies such as Pearson’s and TUV Rheinland SA. I have gained both knowledge and experience during this time. My role at NETA includes managing government funded study programmes and apprenticeship programmes.

T: 01642 616 936

Sean Johnston

Commercial Training Manager

I have worked in technical education for over 23 years and have developed a working style that is customer focused, I aspire to provide a learning experience that is world class and meets the expectations of all stakeholders. I believe in the empowerment of people and the benefit to business of a well-trained and motivated team. Having recently worked for an outstanding provider, I look forward to bringing those lessons to NETA for the benefit of the businesses of Teesside.

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Carol Richardson

Quality & Compliance Manager

I have worked for NETA Training for 10 years. My responsibility as Quality and Compliance Manager is to help make sure that the learner experience is the best it can be. NETA works with a range of external awarding organisations and compliance of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System is a major focus and driver of our commercial department.

NETA’s unique ability to respond quickly to both economic and employer needs means that my role is always interesting and diverse.

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Sian Cameron

Centre Support Manager

I’ve worked at NETA for 12 years in a range of roles; I started as a business administration apprentice and over the years ended up as Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive. My current role as Centre Support Manager involves working as the conduit between SRC and NETA to ensure all shared services are monitored and meet service level agreement compliance.

I work in the Quality Department carrying out internal audits and have overall responsibility for the NETA brand. This involves ownership and monitoring of the NETA brand and controlled documents system. I evaluate all customer feedback and compile statistics for continuous improvement.

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