Business sectors within the region
Financial & Business Services
Food & Drink
- International support
- Business Growth
- Financial support
- World wide offices
- Starting up
About the region
- Our towna nd cities
- Living here
- Economic climate
- Business Locations
British Midlands businesses benefit from competitive labour costs and an increasingly highly skilled workforce.
The region boasts 18 world-class universities providing local businesses with access to a talented pool of highly educated graduates; the number of which is growing faster here than in any other UK region. Close links between academia and industry mean graduates leave university with the right skills for the workplace. In addition the region also boasts a significant number of industry-specific training programmes, enhancing the skills of the wider workforce
Managers, professionals and technical staff account for 37% of the region’s skills base, and manufacturing and ICT are also areas of particular strength for the region. 67% of companies have employees with second language skills.
The British Midlands team understands that your workforce is critical to your business’ success.
To help you recruit the best people best for your business, we offer direct links with the region’s universities and further education colleges. In addition we can offer expert human resource advice and links to local recruitment specialists in your field, and where skills shortages exist, we offer training support and skills packages to bridge the gap.
* Source: ONS Crown Copyright, ‘Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2006: Workplace Based Mean’, 2006.