Welding World Awards 2018

Posted: 16-04-2018 - 712 views

NETA Training Group has been helping to put Teesside on the map when it comes to top quality engineering training.

The Stockton-based centre was named among the finalists of the prestigious Welding World Awards 2018 for Best Welding Industry Training Provider.

Representing NETA at a glittering awards ceremony in Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, hosted by TV presenter Eamonn Holmes OBE, the team took their place among some of the industry’s finest.

While they were pipped at the post when it came to taking the final title, NETA’s Commercial Training Manager, Graham Middleditch said: “It was a fantastic event to be involved in. Being nominated for awards such as this really does come down to the hard work and dedication of the whole NETA team.”


The World Welding Awards are impartial, independent awards open to any company operating in the welding industry. They aim to highlight the outstanding work of those that are among the best at what they do.

NETA Training has a 40 year history on Teesside giving people the skills to help them find work in the industrial sectors.

From its base in Stockton, the engineering training provider specialises in the provision of industry-standard vocational skills training for the engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Always committed to meeting the economic demands of the region and the wider UK, NETA Training recently launched a second Stockton site, designed to meet the skills needs of emerging industries At the same time it remains steadfast in its ability to deliver traditional trade skills, with a particular focus on welding.

Commercial Manager, Graham Middleditch alongside Welding Instructors Dave Stephenson and Iain Taylor. 

NETA’s Managing Director, Phil Blewitt added: “The nomination itself is testimony to the hard work and dedication of NETA’s training and support staff and to our ongoing commitment in developing safe, skilled and technically competent welders for industry.”