The regional capital of North East England, one of the UK’s core cities and an integral part of the Northern Powerhouse, Newcastle has strengths in tech & digital, medical science & sustainability, offshore and marine, and business and professional services.
With access to three major ports, the East Coast high-speed train line providing fast and regular travel to London in less than three hours and Newcastle International Airport offering direct flights to over 85 world-wide destinations, Newcastle is the perfect gateway to Europe and beyond.
We have a multi-cultural, yet balanced, workforce that is flexible and highly motivated, due to the regions fantastic quality of life. Renowned for their strong work ethic, businesses benefit from some of the highest staff retention rates in the UK and as Richard Branson says: “A company full of Geordies is unbeatable.” With a working age population of over 1m people in a 30 minute drive time there is a wide pool of skilled individuals to tap into.
Our two city centre universities, Northumbria and Newcastle, alongside three more within a 60 minute drive time produce a high calibre of graduates with a wide range of skills. Newcastle also has one of the highest UK graduate retention rates at 36%.
Our close knit business community see corporate giants rub-shoulders with start-ups, supporting and collaborating together. In addition we have a wide infrastructure of assets including four national centres of excellence, specialising in big data, energy, ageing and marine.
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