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Skills

To compete well in today’s global economy you need confidence in a highly skilled, adaptable and dependable workforce. In our Region we have a youthful workforce with diverse skills, talent, motivation and loyalty.

With almost one million people of working age within the city’s Capital Region, our workforce scores highly on a number of key indicators – education levels are exceptionally high and our workforce is younger than the UK average with a much higher percentage of workers between the age of 20-34. 

Cardiff is Deloitte’s largest office in the UK outside of London. Key factors in the success of our growth are the great relationships we have with the education providers in Wales, the diversity of workforce available to us, and the accessibility of Grade A office space in line with our real estate requirements. Cardiff has excellent facilities on offer for both work and play – our people certainly value the breadth of cultural and sporting opportunities in this great city!

Ian Howse, Director and Founder, Pro Steel Engineering

Cardiff benefits from one of the greatest proportions of graduates in the workforce of any UK city with 55% of the workforce having a qualification at NVQ4+ or above, and more than a third of the city’s graduates choose to stay and work in the Cardiff Capital Region in the long term.

For more than 200 years the Region has welcomed workers from across the globe. Today the Region is home to over one hundred different nationalities, with a broad range of language skills. 

The Region is also a popular destination for international students, with over a quarter of its students hailing from outside the UK, and companies based in the Capital Region have a good experience of recruiting workers with a range of language skills.

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More great reasons to invest in CCR

Our capital city, Cardiff, has experienced jobs growth over 20% in the past decade, with visitor numbers growing by 50%.
The Cardiff Capital Region is in a strategically strong position with excellent access to mainline rail networks.
Cardiff’s diverse economy is among the most competitive of the UK Core Cities. The heavy industry of the past has given way to flourishing service and knowledge-driven sectors.
In Wales, the Welsh Government have set an ambitious target of delivering 20,000 new low carbon affordable homes this Government term.
The South Wales Metro is a once in a lifetime public investment of £1.3bn in our railways. This will transform the railway of the South Wales Valleys into a modern, electric, turn-up-and-go Metro.
The Cardiff Capital Region is renowned for hosting conferences and we are proud of our reputation as a leading destination for national and international events in our cities of Cardiff and Newport.
The Cardiff Capital Region provides clear cost advantages with competitive property costs in comparison with other major UK cities.
Quality of life is one of the big competitive advantages of the Cardiff Capital Region. Cardiff is consistently recognised as one of the best cities to live in by residents.
To drive success in the commercial arena we have set up costed and targeted funds that help to create such environments.