Northumberland Employment Partnership

About the programme

The Northumberland Employment Partnership (NEP) is funded by the North East Combined Authority (North East CA) as part of their Employment Partnerships programme.

Operating alongside partnerships in Newcastle and North Tyneside, the NEP provides a coordinated approach to bring together employment support and training providers and engaging with employers of all sizes to provide the best possible opportunity to move people towards and into good jobs across Northumberland.

Delivered by Northumberland County Council and Advance Northumberland and overseen by the local Employment and Skills Partnership, the NEP supports delivery of the Northumberland Employment and Skills strategic priorities within the wider Northumberland Economic Strategy.

Coordinators specialising in working with both the employment/skills support and business sectors can help businesses identify vacancies and needs, retain and train their staff, influence the provision of training and support, and give Northumberland residents practical help to take advantage of the jobs available with local employers.

Use the link below for further information on the Northumberland Employment and Skills Partnership and strategic priorities.



If you are an employer and would like to know more about our business support available to help you with recruitment, people strategies and skills.


Employment and
skills support

If you are an employment support service, a voluntary sector organisation, a training provider looking to help people into work or a resident looking for support to prepare for or find work.


Joined-up thinking leads to joined-up action. NEP supporting young people into jobs in Berwick

Vicki Clarke, Employment Partnership Coordinator, explains how the collaboration between Bernicia, Newcastle United Foundation and the NEP has given young people the skills and knowledge to find local jobs, and we hear how those participating have improved their confidence to move forward into work.

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Register your interest

If you are an employer looking for support with recruitment, retention or skills, an employment and skills support provider or a resident looking for help into work or training – please complete this contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.