Engineering training provider receives £100k donation to boost STEM training

by Katherine Hindhaugh

North East engineering group, British Engines has donated £100k to the training provider, TDR, to boost STEM training in the region.


The donation from British Engines will go towards an estimated £300k required by TDR to achieve its current development plan.

TDR is the main provider of the British Engines Apprenticeship+ scheme. Recognised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the scheme offers enhanced additional training with extra vocational and classroom experience.

The investment aims to improve and consolidate TDR’s training facilities including the development of a STEM conference centre for North East employers, as well as further support to charitable trust school programmes to engage young people in STEM activities.

Alan Wilson, chief executive at TDR Training, said:

“This is an incredible donation, and I am very grateful to British Engines for their continued support of TDR.

We are immensely proud to provide training and apprenticeships to British Engines, having worked with them for many years, helping to develop not only their apprenticeship scheme, but also supporting their management team with career development.

This donation will support our future plans to ensure TDR delivers STEM training to the needs of the North East workforce, ensuring we are at the forefront of technology and achieving our charitable objectives and social values.”

Alan concluded:

“The North East is home to many successful businesses and investment into the region is on the rise. As a training organisation set up to deliver to the needs of the area, we must work closely with local employers to ensure those objectives are achieved.”