Workforce

Equipped, able and ready to work - Telford boasts a 350,000-strong skilled workforce within a 30-minute radius of the town, with more people employed in manufacturing than anywhere else in the West Midlands.

However, our focus on the next generation’s skills and talent is setting Telford apart. An investment of over £200 million from the UK Government has seen the number of STEM-enrolled students rise significantly, with all schools GCSE and A Level results outperforming the national average and high performing schools in Thomas Telford, Newport Girls High School, and Adams Grammar. 

Our ongoing support for Telford’s students spans industry events such as Discover Digital, where leading tech employers such as Capgemini, BT and Incessant Technologies engaged with 1,000 school children, through to the annual Apprenticeship Show at Telford International Centre.

The pathway to secondary education is also strong and Telford employers are able to draw on a large pool of graduates from the area’s nine universities. University of Wolverhampton now hosts a state-of-the-art Innovation Campus in the heart of Telford, and nearby Harper Adams University is a world leader in the agriculture, agri-tech, land management and sustainability sectors.

Put simply, at Enterprise Telford, we enable our young people to grow, inspire and achieve.