People and Skills

Sheffield is able to satisfy the most demanding of labour requirements due to its excellent talent pool. Over 1.4 million people live in Sheffield's recruitment catchment area with over 920,000 people of working age ensuring a continuing supply of available workers.

We also have a young, adaptable and mobile workforce with just over 30% of our workforce under the age of 30. With almost a third of our labour pool is educated at degree level or higher, companies have the peace of mind that they can find the right skills for their business.

Sheffield is also a place of learning - there are over 63,000 students at two of the UK's leading universities, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, producing 21,000 graduates each year.

The city is also home to two University Technical Colleges (UTCs) which support businesses based in Sheffield by developing our young people with the skills they need for the future. The two UTCs have a focus on Creative and Digital, Engineering, Health, Sports Sciences and Computing.

At Invest Sheffield, we have a unique HR consultancy service to assist you in accessing the right talent for your business. 

To find out more about what Sheffield can offer your business please contact a member of the team on +44 (0)114 223 2382 or email