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.

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.

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.

Population

Population

Discover the facts about Sheffield's population, salary levels and workforce qualifications

Universities and Colleges

Universities and Colleges

Sheffield is home to two of the UK's leading universities, including the Times University of the Year 2011