QA, the leader in IT and business skills training, has acquired NETbuilder Academy, a leading provider of STEM-graduate consultants providing specialist IT skills into Clients.

The combination of The NETbuilder Academy and QA will provide a unique solution to the ‘digital talent gap’ experienced by many companies and public sector organisations as it brings together QA’s technical training expertise with NETbuilder’s established graduate gateway programme.

“We are very pleased to bring the NETbuilder Academy capabilities and expertise into our business”, said William Macpherson, Chief Executive of QA. “We are delighted to be combining QA’s Gateway programme with the industry specialist leader, The NETbuilder Academy. This exciting opportunity will enhance our provision of innovative resource solutions for our customers when talent is scarce.”

Building on the success of QA’s own graduate programme, Gateway, the addition of The NETbuilder Academy will provide QA’s 6000 plus customers with direct access to a team that has an exceptional record in the provision of high quality digital talent, creating an unrivalled ability to address the need of the growing digital economy.

Tony Lysak, Managing Director of The NETbuilder Academy, who will head up the new combined division, adds: “We’re delighted to be joining QA who we’ve always seen as the leading brand in professional learning, and looking forward to working with many more of QA’s clients. Joining forces means we can be even more effective at delivering flexible IT resourcing solutions into UK employers, and leverage the nation-wide training facilities of QA.“

About QA

QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. With training centres throughout the UK QA delivers an exceptionally broad training curriculum to meet the needs of individuals and corporate businesses.

With a client base covering 80% of the FTSE 250, and employing over 300 instructors, subject matter experts and learning professionals across a portfolio of 1,500 courses, QA is currently the number one provider of technical and business training in the UK.

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About NETbuilder Academy

NETbuilder provides organisations with the capability to deliver programmes and projects in the ever changing Digital world. By partnering with world leading organisations including Cloudera, PEGA, Puppet Labs, ServiceNow and more, The NETbuilder Academy provides flexible, qualified, motivated value-for-money resource solutions of individuals and structured teams.

NETbuilder has enjoyed significant growth over the past 18 months and will use the acquisition by QA as a platform to further this growth by building on the breadth and depth of the current service offering.

Recently voted in the top 20 UK based companies for ‘Pay & Benefits’ (Glassdoor) NETbuilder is dedicated to further build its reputation as a nationally recognised employer of choice.


For further press information contact:

Mark Godfrey, QA


Telephone: 01753 898507


Tony Lysak, NETbuilder Academy


Telephone: 07773778571