Tapping in to skills and research

A wealth of graduate skills in Nottingham – including those emerging from Nottingham’s two world-class universities – is a powerful draw to companies wishing to relocate in the city.

Science and technology businesses in particular need high-calibre employees – and figures show that out of 129,878 university level students registered in the East Midlands in 2002, a total of 44,975 students studied science related subjects. In other words, over a third of the region’s graduates have extensive science and technology knowledge and skills ripe for the picking.
 
Intelligence East Midlands give you an invaluable insight into current and upcoming graduate employee potential in the region. It also helps East Midlands decision-makers understand how they can encourage more graduates to work in the region.

Already successful at attracting students from outside the region to study at its institutions, the region has a great opportunity to retain incoming students after their graduation. Currently, one in five remain here to work but reasons to stay include the region’s comparatively low cost of living, vibrant cities and full range of job opportunities.

The study also gives the region a stronger voice on spending decisions by providing information on growth and productivity, skills and business investment levels and research and development. Employers looking for more or higher skills in Nottingham or wanting to tap into some fantastic opportunities for research collaborative projects can find more information at:

Scientists have voted The University of Nottingham the ‘Best Place to Work in Academia’ in the UK and Europe. Internationally, the university is declared the top place for scientists to work in the world, outside North America. The rankings, published in The Scientist magazine, are based on the responses of thousands of research and teaching staff working in higher education institutions and clinical academic facilities worldwide.
 

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