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This centre is home to Emtec, one of the industry’s leading training providers. 

The focus here is on raising standards, competence and professional recognition of individuals engaged in the global automotive industry.

Training takes place in modern, purpose built facilities where automotive training in conjunction with motor manufacturers has been taking place for over 15 years. 

Emtec is also STEM assured, demonstrating the quality of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics provisions. Students and staff have regular opportunities to volunteer at community and education engagement events which feature the STEM shuttle – a road legal electric race car which highlights that STEM skills are the foundations of any career. 

With all of these facilities, it is no surprise that the World Skills competition is regularly hosted on site! 

Situated south of Nottingham, it is the centre to a vast range of training covering 100 years of automotive technology from the restoration of war vehicles through to modern hybrids. In addition, Emtec also has a large footprint in vehicle accident repair.

The leading training facilities are the perfect facilitator for Apprentices, as well as fulfilling professional training needs for upskilling or learning a new technology/​repair method. College staff and employees of the top manufacturers work hand in hand to produce training of the highest calibre in real life scenarios. Presently, there are over 600 apprenticeship programmes facilitated through the campus. 

Leading automotive brands currently based here include KIA Motors UK. KIA selected the location to be their UK National Academy for adult training and apprenticeships. In addition, Hyundai utilise Ruddington as their regional centre serving the training needs of staff across the dealerships in the Midlands and North.

Contact Information

Emtec Colleges Limited
Ruddington Fields Business Park
NG11 6JZ

Telephone: 0115 945 7200

Ruddington has its own Food for Thought refectory offering hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.

By bus

Ruddington has a limited bus service operated by Nottingham City Transport.

By rail

Nottingham Train Station is approximately 20 minutes away by car or taxi. For further information on train times please check the East Midlands Trains website.

By car

Car parking is available for which there is a charge of £3 per day or £1.50 per half day. There are parking machines on site or you can pay using the Ringo app.