As a city, we know that every day a business isn’t moving forward it’s moving backwards. And we know that we need to be able to provide your business with a workforce that will not only move forward with you, but bring with them the new skills and talents you will need. Education, training and development is something that Portsmouth prides itself on- providing a highly skilled and sustainable labour pool.
Portsmouth has over 7500 businesses and is currently ranked in the top 20 cities for GVA. The Portsmouth workforce is one to be proud of. Portsmouth’s working population is 144,000. Not only does Portsmouth have the numbers of workers to help your business grow, but these workers have unparalleled access to training and educational facilities to ensure they have the skills your business needs.
The city is home to the University of Portsmouth, which is a top 21 UK university with 24,000 students. It is gold rated for teaching excellence. The University’s new Future Technology Centre (FTC) is equipped to the highest standard to enable students to become innovative engineers of the future through hands-on experience of specialist technology.
The city also boasts a University Technical College. UTC Portsmouth is a college that provides a specialist STEM curriculum delivered by experts to meet the growing demands of employers across the region. Alongside the national curriculum, UTC Portsmouth specialises in mechanical and electrical engineering and advanced manufacturing, offering engineering study programmes as well as A levels and GCSEs.
Learning never stops in Portsmouth, with courses for all ages at the Learning Place and adult education offered at Highbury College and Portsmouth College.