Workforce/Education

The Tees Valley is home to a workforce representing a quarter of the North East of England’s population. It is one of the UK’s best places for business start-ups. Combined with low commercial property prices and rents, low labour costs, a high standard of living and a flexible and skilled workforce, the Tees Valley offers the perfect environment for your company.

Up to 1.4 million people of working age live within 30 miles of the Tees Valley centre.

As well as a strong focus on the service sector, the Tees Valley is an established location for advanced engineering, renewable energy, digital and design led businesses supported by professional services such as project management, financial and legal services.

Queen’s Campus in Stockton is currently being re-purposed as an international Foundation College that will deliver pathway courses for students aiming to study full time degree courses at Durham University.

Teesside University has almost 30,000 students in full and part time courses and is recognised as one of the UK’s most business focused universities with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching being delivered through six schools, namely the Schools of Computing; Arts and Media; Science  and Engineering; Health and Social Care; Social Sciences and Law and the Teesside University Business School.

Stockton Riverside College is a major provider of further education within the Tees Valley, providing vocational education and training to around 10,000 full and part-time students. The college offers a broad curriculum that includes Performing Arts, Leisure & Tourism, Art & Design, Business Management, Technology, Health & Care, Humanities, and Continuing Education.

Workforce/Education