The Teesside Freeport provides one of Britain’s largest integrated industrial economies with the skills and workforce to match.

An industrial powerhouse

With one of the largest integrated industrial economies in the UK, the Teesside Freeport is the ideal place to find a highly skilled industrial workforce.

Benefitting from a readily available local workforce, as well as being one of Britain’s biggest chemical clusters, Teesside and the surrounding area boasts existing specialisms such as offshore wind and energy, engineering and biomanufacturing, with the skills and workforce to match. The Tees Valley region itself is home to 700,000 people with 2.5million living within an hour’s drive. Businesses also boast strong links to nearby universities including Teesside, Durham, Newcastle, Leeds and York.

The area’s reputation as a powerhouse in industrial sectors also means that local authorities, schools and colleges are focused on creating a workforce that meets the needs of the local economy. These include Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton Riverside Colleges, which all deliver employer-led technical training across chemical and process, subsea, fabrication and welding. This is alongside dedicated, industry-led apprenticeship providers such as Falck Nutec, TTE, NETA and TWI.

There is a huge focus on education and employment in the area. Teesside has, and continues to, invest heavily in its workforce and as a region is committed to delivering a world-class education and skills system that provides a base for the economic growth for the future of the area, the residents of the area and those who invest in Teesside.

This means that, as the Teesside Freeport attracts investment in the area, the already skilled recruitment pool of talent is likely to expand even further with specialized skills matching our investors. Joining one of the largest industrial economies in the UK means adopting a workforce that will grow and adapt with the developments of the industrial sector.

If you’re interested in learning more about utilising our area’s highly skilled workforce, contact us here.