4 universities

and home to over 65,000 students

21 major colleges

and several centres of academic excellence

Over 900,000

residents of working age employed

Where talent and innovation come together


At the heart of every successful business are great people. Those that are determined; talented and ambitious – something Hampshire’s workforce has in abundance.

We have a talent pipeline that is broad and increasingly future-proof thanks to our excellent schools, colleges and universities. The county has a workforce of over 700,000 where more than two out of five people of working age have a degree or equivalent level qualification.


Helping businesses thrive

With more than 68,000 students across four universities and a network of world-leading research and development centres, Hampshire offers businesses direct access to some of the world’s best academic resources and a pipeline of new talent. We have the people your business needs. We work alongside businesses, colleges and universities, to help shape their future needs, and keep the economy thriving.

New facilities such as the Andover Technology and Skills Centre and the Whitehill and Bordon Future Skills Centre are a great example of partnerships to address skills.

The Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) in Fareham partners with leading businesses including BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Virgin Atlantic and CooperVision. Courses are designed in partnership with local industry leaders to ensure that students gain the most relevant and up to date industry knowledge. It is the main learning centre for students in apprenticeship programmes with the college’s partner companies.

Read more about Hampshire's universities

Read more about available Business Space in Hampshire


Kickstart Scheme

To help create new jobs for young people, the government has launched a new Kickstart scheme.  The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit.

Read more about the scheme here


Contact us to find out more

If you would like to find out more about the talent in Hampshire and how your business can tap into it, contact us today on either 07738 120566 or 0370 779 4785.


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