Gloucester is home to a growing population of skilled professionals, able to meet the needs of industry both old and new.

With a broad and diverse mixture of businesses calling Gloucester home, the City has over decades cultivated a workforce with talent across a broad range of sectors. This rich skills base has shown flexibility in meeting a broad range of employer requirements.

Gloucester experienced the most significant growth in the working age population between 2008-2018 (Source). Set to continue as the youngest district in the County, the ongoing growth in the youth of Gloucester presents an opportunity to secure the workforce of the future.


School leavers achieving 5 A*-C GCSE's (higher than South West/National average)


Population with an NVQ4+ in 2017 from 22.3% in 2007


Working age population growth (County Average: 3.7% English Average: 5.8%)


Working age population in employment

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