Addressing the Skills Issues within the Industry

The Skills Group addresses the skills needs of the alliance in four interdependent pillars, namely the future workforce, apprenticeships, graduates and current workforce. In assessing the needs it is charged with collecting data and analysis to inform present and future requirements of the sector in both on and off road applications.

Future Workforce

  • Promoting sector to education
  • Schools engagement
  • Liaising with and promoting educational industrial initiatives


  • Signposting Placements & Apprenticeships
  • Promoting sector to education
  • Promoting industry needs to Schools & Colleges


  • Promoting industry needs to Colleges & Universities
  • Aligning industry needs with funding incentives for academia

HR Forum

  • Upskilling the current workforce to meet future demands for the sector.

"The NEAA is making the skills agenda a priority for the automotive sector. Developing our potential future workforce is vital in sustaining the skills capability within North East automotive companies. As well as this, we need to exploit the apprenticeship and graduate programmes that are available to the sector, along with ensuring our current workforce is aligned with future technology and systems. It is important we gain valuable industry input to our skills agenda because the alliance will always stay true to the fact that we are industry-led and this is what industry wants." Matt Boyle, Vice Chair of NEAA Skills Group

If you are a member company you can explore further information on Skills in the Members Area of the website.