A flexible approach to skills
Building your workforce
Locating your business here puts you in touch with a city region labour market of over 1.2m people – and the city region increasingly attracts skills from a far wider Northern and UK workforce.
And we are absolutely committed to working with business to train our own. With 20,000 apprentices in the city region being trained at any one point in time we’ll work with you all the way to get you the workforce you need.
To help businesses invest in their workforce we’re at the forefront of UK national innovation on projects such as our Skills Bank and putting in place capital funding to help our 8 vocational education institutions build the right training centres.
Having access to the research and skills output of two world-class universities in the city region will also help your business build strong embedded links here.