A diverse and agile


Newcastle is home to a diverse, highly educated and agile workforce, with Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Newcastle College Group working closely with employers to develop the skills and qualifications needed to propel the industries of the future.

Beyond investment, we can offer access to:

  • 2.7m regional workforce – a diverse labour market with loyal staff and lower attrition rates than the national average within 1 hour’s drive of Newcastle.
  • Educated workforce – 44.3% of employees hold a degree level qualification and 62.9% hold 2 or more A-levels.
  • 60,000 students – a regenerative pipeline of talent with the highest proportion of STEM graduates per head of the population of any region in England.
  • 18,000 international students – a global pool of talented learners bringing extensive second language capabilities and new cultural experiences to the city.
  • A Northern Research Powerhouse – the largest concentration of researchers in the UK outside of London between Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham Universities.

A well connected location

Infrastructure and connectivity

Newcastle is well-connected with modern and accessible infrastructure byroad, rail, air and sea and benefits from some of the most advanced digitalinfrastructure in Europe for data services and security.

Beyond Investment, we can offer access to:

  • Newcastle International Airport – a major gateway to the UK, Europe and rest of the world, with upwards of 70 destinations to fly to and from.
  • Newcastle Central Station – a historic transport hub connected to UK core cities such as London, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh all reachable in under 3 hours.
  • Tyne and Wear Metro – a fast and convenient light rail system connected all parts of the North East with the commercial centre of Newcastle.
  • Port of Tyne and Blyth – two of three deep water ports in the North East region that are easily accessed from Newcastle and offer state-of-the-art logistics solutions.
  • A1(M) Motorway – a major north-south road which connects Newcastle with London and Edinburgh directly and provides access to all other major roads in the UK.
  • Stellium Data Centre – a state-of-the-art facility offers top-tier data and connectivity services via a new international subsea cable connecting Newcastle to New York in just 66 milliseconds.
  • Full Fibre Rollout – a £62m project that has seen 415km of superfast fibre-optic broadband laid beneath the streets of Newcastle, connecting households and businesses to the internet more quickly.