Skills & 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 town has a ready supply of labour as well as being home to Northumberland College who can provide quality training for employers.
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.