helping your business succeed

Surrey Heath offers an abundance of talent and high-profile entrepreneurs. Nearly 50% of our resident population, of nearly 90,000, are educated to a NVQ Level 4 or higher, helping us to achieve the second lowest claimant count in the Home Counties. With over a third of its, 60,000 strong, workforce employed in the public admin. education and health sector and a strong manufacturing heritage, you can ensure a large and highly skilled talent pool to help your business succeed.


Surrey Heath Population


Of workers in managerial or professional roles


NVQ Level 4+ Educated

a council vision

The Economic Development Team at Surrey Heath Borough Council look to facilitate closer partnerships between the private sector and support providers to increase economic participation and promote demand led skills development. We strive to connect those most in need of jobs and support businesses to create additional jobs and apprenticeships to reinforce their growth potential.

education connections

Surrey Heath is ideally situated for connections to the University of Surrey and Royal Holloway College of London both of which provide a wealth of graduates across key growth sectors each year. The borough is also a stones throw from both the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and Farnborough College of Technology, creating a strong graduate base.

Many of our educational facilities are eager to work with employers to tailor bespoke courses that suit the needs of individual companies and provide students with a dynamic and long-term career.

Surrey Heath is also home to a great many ‘Outstanding’ rated schools ensuring the highest quality education for the next generation.

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Farnborough College of Technology
The University of Surrey

apprenticeships and ktp's


The Apprenticeship & Skills Partnership offers free and impartial advice to organisations of any size regarding apprenticeship and skills training.


The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme was established to help UK-based businesses to innovate and grow. It does this by linking a company with a university and a recent graduate, called a 'KTP Associate'.