The leading companies that have invested in Northumberland, and those that have grown up here, value the highly skilled and loyal workforce.
The talent pool is deep and every year it is refreshed by the graduate output of universities in the North East of England and Scotland. The region’s universities have strong links with local employers and they are a vital source of skills in ﬁelds including life sciences, engineering, IT, software development, design, law and business management.
The skills, reliability and adaptability of the local workforce are well known. There are excellent public and private schools throughout the county, and Northumberland College provides a wide range of vocational courses, including tailored apprenticeship training for local businesses.