Surrey Skills Plan

Our vision is for a dynamic, demand led skills system which hones Surrey’s leading edge, recognises the needs of all businesses and maximises inclusion, whilst powering economic growth across the UK. The Skills Plan for Surrey sets out the challenges and opportunities facing the Surrey economy in terms of recruitment and skills.

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A Highly Skilled Workforce

The region has a unique blend of highly skilled people, world-class research and innovative businesses. Over half of all jobs in Surrey are in the top occupational categories covering managers, senior and professional occupations.

The national CoSTAR lab

Royal Holloway, University of London, is the lead partner for the CoSTAR (convergent screen technologies and performance in real-time) National Lab for R&D in Creative Technology, a £51.1m investment by the UK Government in Applied Research to ensure the UK’s screen and performance industries have the research infrastructure and research and innovation skills to compete globally.

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Surrey offers an established, business-friendly environment boasting economic stability and commercial security for investing, expanding and buying from the UK

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Surrey Innovation & Skills in numbers

World Class Universities
businesses at Surrey Research Park
global university business incubator
Innovate UK Grant Winners
National Centres in Surrey

Surrey is the home to the SETsquared Partnership

Surrey is the home to the SETsquared Partnership of the global number one university business incubator and enterprise partnership and Surrey Research Park, a major centre of excellence in technology, science, health and engineering for all sizes of business from start-ups to multinationals. Currently home to over 270 businesses the park delivers value with their outstanding enterprise ecosystem from their incubation hub, R&D funding initiatives and recruitment and training support.

Surrey's Schools & Colleges are among the best in the country

Surrey's schools are some of the best performing in the country. We have a proven track-record of innovation and research, supported by significant public and private sector investment in research and development, and our four universities.

Surrey Is Proudly Home To

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