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Why partner with an IoT?

Get the skills you need

IoTs support employers to get the skills and talent they need to thrive through high quality, innovative and flexible education.


By working with an IoT, you’ll be joining a group of like-minded employers, from national corporations to local SMEs, who want to develop their workforce.

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IoTs are highly experienced providers of apprenticeships, technical qualifications and professional training. We will work with you to fill your skills gaps, attract your next generation of talent, diversify your workforce, and make a difference to prospects in the local community.

If you become an IoT partner you will take part in strategic planning for education and training across your region and get insights into emerging technologies, future-focused skills and national policy.

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Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology will provide a first-class facility for learners. In partnership with medical engineering experts Avensys, we anticipate that the calibre of students from the IoT will be very high indeed.

Principal Engineer, Deputy Head of Clinical Engineering. University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

As a small employer, I am passionate about supporting young people to progress into engineering careers. I find it incredibly useful to sit on the Employer Advisory Board at GBSIoT as I have the opportunity to feedback on our workforce development and where we need support with upskilling.

Tony Sartorius
Chairman, Alucast Ltd

The opportunity to work with Greater Birmingham and Solihull IoT will be invaluable in expanding our workforce development, and it is a privilege to support the IoT in its mission to work with underrepresented groups, raise aspirations and work towards a more inclusive sector.

Christine Tolley
Head of Human Resources, Hydraforce Hydraulics Ltd

Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK is pleased to be a leading partner in an initiative which will not only help to provide higher level skills for manufacturing companies, but also to inspire people of all ages to invest in their own skills and knowledge.

Ian Green
Senior Controller/Section Manager, Nissan

The SCIoT shared many of our own values and focus areas, including a drive on diversity from a BAME and gender perspective. The partnership has created an open channel for students to use our colleagues for mentoring, career advice and an insight into the amazing world of Data in Sainsburys.

Simon Graves
Senior Data Management & Operational Governance Manager, Sainsburys

The South West IoT will align the delivery of very high-quality technical education and skills from a range of higher and further education providers in the region with significant benefits to learners and employers.

Charles Ewen
Director of Technology, Met Office

SWIoT brings together our area’s outstanding colleges, leading universities and some of our strongest businesses to deliver the skills our economy needs today and into the future. We look forward to working with the SWIoT to deliver critical technical skills for our digital and engineering sectors.

Steve Hindley
Chair of HotSW LEP

Sat at the heart of the UK’s global gateway West London IoT will be both a local and national asset that helps ensure we have the talent pipeline to propel west London’s £73bn economy forward filling some significant skills gaps.

Andrew Dakers
Chief Executive, West London Business

A co-ordinated approach linking regional academic excellence through WEIoT will support the demand of the Government’s Industrial Strategy for future high value engineers against a landscape of new skills in the South West.

Dave Best
Head of Strategy and Business Development, Airbus in the UK, AIRBUS - NUU


Why partner with us?

Working with an IoT can go much further than training your employees through our qualifications.

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You could also get:

  • access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  • insights into sector innovations and local labour market trends
  • advice on business development
  • an invitation to showcase your organisation at IoT events
  • highly competent students to work on short-term, real-life projects set by you
  • opportunities for your staff to gain professional development from providing guest masterclasses to students
  • the chance to network with local, like-minded employers who want to improve social mobility in your region


Use the map to find an IoT

Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology

  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Medical Engineering & Healthcare
  • Modern Construction Methodologies
  • Digital Technologies
  • Dudley College of Technology
  • In-Comm Training Services
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • Avensys UK
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East London Institute of Technology

  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Creative
  • IT
  • E Sports
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Barking and Dagenham College
  • Coventry University London
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Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology

  • Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Solihull College & University Centre
  • South & City College Birmingham
  • Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Aston University
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University College Birmingham
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Lincolnshire Institute of Technology

  • Science & Mathematics
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • University of Lincoln
  • Lincoln College
  • Boston College
  • Grantham College
  • Bishop Burton (Riseholme College)
  • Lincoln UTC
  • DN Colleges Group (North Lindsey College)
  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
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London City Institute of Technology

  • Engineering
  • Digital
  • Construction
  • Newham College
  • Queen Mary University of London
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North East Institute of Technology

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • New College Durham
  • East Durham College
  • Middlesbrough College
  • NA College
  • Sunderland College
  • Tyne Coast College
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South Central Institute of Technology

  • Software Development
  • Programming & Coding
  • Data Analytics
  • Cloud Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Games & Animation
  • Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Milton Keynes College Group
  • Activate Learning
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South West Institute of Technology

  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Data Science
  • Nuclear
  • Marine
  • Bridgewater & Taunton College
  • City College Plymouth
  • Exeter College
  • Petroc
  • Truro & Penwith College
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Plymouth
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Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology

  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Science & Health
  • Creative & Media
  • Digital & Computer Science
  • Business & Management
  • New College Swindon
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Cirencester College
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West London Institute of Technology

  • Computing
  • Computing Security
  • Games Programming
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College)
  • Brunel University London
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West of England Institute of Technology

  • Digital & High Technology
  • Health & Life Sciences
  • Advanced Engineering & High-Value Manufacturing
  • Bath College
  • Gloucestershire College
  • UWE Bristol
  • Yeovil College
  • Weston College
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Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Digital
  • Agri-tech
  • Construction & the Built Environment
  • York College
  • Scarborough TEC
  • Selby College
  • Craven College
  • Askham Bryan College
  • Bishop Burton College
  • East Riding College
  • University of Hull
  • York St John University
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