In addition to attracting and retaining highly skilled people, we also have a strong focus on our homegrown talent to support the sustainable growth of businesses located here. Within both Norfolk & Suffolk, we have developed a strong partnership between businesses, councils, universities and colleges. This has produced skills plans for each of our key sectors as we respond to a rapidly changing world and workplace.
High performing universities and colleges
The University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich:
Over 15,000 students
14th in the UK 2019 league table across all subjects
190th globally in the 2019 world university rankings.
With a broad range of courses across the arts, medicine, sciences and social sciences, UEA leads the way in fields as diverse as climate change, social work, creative writing, international development and food science.
This collaborative group of 11 separate further education colleges across the region provides a wide range of vocational and academic courses, and also support work-based apprenticeships. They provide vital skills aligned with the needs of businesses of all kinds.
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The Norfolk & Suffolk region is home to several fast-growing and successful sectors, each with hundreds of supportive companies, strong talent pools and networking organisations.
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