Stockton Riverside College provide post 16 education and training across the north east and beyond. Offering a wide range of apprenticeships, commercial, vocational, academic and higher education training and courses, we make a huge impact to thousands of people and businesses across the region.

We offer apprenticeships and commercial training courses in a vast range of sectors including accountancy, business administration, construction, motor vehicle, childcare, adult social care, management, facilities, engineering, hairdressing, beauty therapy, hospitality, logistics, warehousing and many more which can all be tailored to meet the needs of your business.

We have a dedicated staff who are here to serve the needs of your business. Our business development team can offer a wide range of expertise and services that will add value to your organisation.

Gary Potts

Group Director of Business Engagement

Upon leaving school, I served a five year engineering apprenticeship and specialised as a design engineer.  I then moved into an Operations Manager role, within the Manufacturing industry, before moving into education.  I spent a number of years teaching engineering from level 2 up to level 6, mainly working with apprentices and day release students.  I have held a number of roles, including Higher Education Manager and Assistant Principal but my real passion is working with businesses.  I really enjoy my role as Group Director of Business Engagement, as it gives me opportunity to find real solutions for businesses, and I truly believe in developing transformational partnerships to ensure that the work we do together has the maximum positive impact for all involved.

T: 01642 865595 M: 07792 836 130 E:

Joanne Scott


Group Head of Pre-Employment, Partnerships and Projects

If you are an employer and would like ‘free’ assistance in recruiting staff then I can help. If you are aged 16 plus, unemployed and would like to match your skills to local vacancies then please contact me.

T: 01642 865 528 M: 07811 156 850 E:

Christine Wiley

bdu2Group Head of Apprenticeships

With more than half a century of experience in an ever- changing sector I am still driven, passionate and enthusiastic about leading and supporting management, delivery and support staff in the provision of quality training.   I have a passion for continued personal improvement and ongoing learning which in turn enables me to provide support to develop others.

Experience in industry, Further Education, Private Training Provision, Employability, Consultancy and Quality Assurance has helped me to continually develop skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure I continue to provide an effective level of service.

T: 01642 865 576 M: 07791 193 050 E:

Graeme Wood

Group Head of Commercial Development 

T: 01642 777 050 M: 07860 268 099  E:

Tamsin Edwards

bdu3Lead Business Development Co-ordinator

My role is to help promote, recruit and grow apprenticeships. I engage employers, forming ongoing relationships, assisting with staffing resource requirements and training needs.I understand the importance of providing the right training for every individual and business. I currently manage a number of vocational areas including hair and beauty, customer service, retail and hospitality. If you are interested in hiring an apprentice in any of these sectors or have any training needs please contact me.

T: 01642 865 581 M: 07970 982 268 E:

Rebecca Williams

Business Development Co-ordinator

T: 01642 777 064 M: 07903 076 790  E:

Tim Hood

Business Development Co-ordinator

T: 01642 631 428 M:07969 659028 E:

Jordan Ferrie

Business Development Co-ordinator

T: 01642 865 591 M:07734 934 203 E:

Jacob Tribe

Business Development Co-ordinator

T: 01642 865 486 M:07791 193 426 E:

Andrew Mcelwee

Business Development Co-ordinator

T: 01642 777 217 M:07535 631061  E: