of those employed within the county works within the manufacturing sector
is classified as 'professional'
of all of the county's professionals work within science, research, technology or engineering
Pupils from Worcestershire schools regularly outperform national averages and proportionately more of our residents have NVQ level 4+ qualifications
Worcestershire has its own university and is within one hour’s journey of other internationally acclaimed universities, such as the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford. Also located within the county is the National Cyber Skills Centre and several excellent further and higher education colleges.
We have a proactive approach to growing the skills needed for the future. Apprenticeships are widely supported from Intermediate through to Higher (Degree) level, including in career paths such as engineering, cyber security, digital, IT and agriculture. We work closely with employers, careers specialists, schools and other stakeholders to ensure we understand and take action to meet future skills needs. For example, in 2018, a new state-of-the-art engineering centre was launched in Evesham, Worcestershire to address the on-going need for engineering skills in the county.