The leading companies that have invested in Northumberland, and those that have grown up here, value the highly skilled and loyal workforce.

Northumberland has high access to talent

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.

There are five major universities accessible to Northumberland, including the likes of Newcastle University and Edinburgh University.

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. This means a strategic access to talent for locally based businesses.


Access to talent