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Great people

Recruiting and retaining the right people is crucial to your business' success.

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We have a working population of 121,500, increasing to over 400,000 across the Tees Valley region. Our workforce has skills that can be used in a range of sectors and occupations. A third of residents are currently working in high-value professions and almost a third are qualified to degree level or above. Our workforce is committed and has a real pride in the Borough and a desire for it to succeed. 

Developing the next generation of workers is hugely important and our schools and businesses are working together to inspire and encourage students to get the skills they need to succeed. There are programmes and services in place to support skills development as well as a careers and apprenticeship portal, Tees Valley Careers. There is also a range of training providers delivering everything from entry level qualifications up to higher level degree programmes and beyond. 

Devolved funding to the Tees Valley Combined Authority puts the region in an ideal position to ensure that businesses are central to developing learning and training that is fit for purpose and flexible to respond to your needs.