Coventry and Warwickshire boasts an extremely skilled population with 55% of the working population educated to NVQ level 3 or above. Coventry is also ranked as one of the top 50 world’s best student friendly cities, according to the 2015 QS world university rankings.
On-going skills provision is ensured by the quality schools, colleges and universities in the area:
Coventry University has established an academic presence with expertise in design, health and digital media as well as automotive engineering and design graduates, and focus on multidisciplinary applied research. Coventry is rated 12th University in the United Kingdom in The Guardian University Guide 2018.
The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading research universities, offering the highest academic and research standards and making an impact across the globe. We are a top ten UK university and 57th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018).
The supportive campus community in Coventry, the heart of the UK, welcomes students from over 150 countries. The highest ranking university in the Midlands Engine region, we have a responsibility to play an active role in the future of our local communities and our area. We’re also committed to supporting our region’s businesses, from SMEs and local start-ups to larger corporates, and have a positive impact on skills development, employability and economic and cultural growth.
The University of Warwick Science Park has 130 tenant companies employing more than 2,900 staff, and provides facilities for start-ups and established companies. It also manages the Minerva Business Angel Network, the largest investor network outside of London, and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)/Warwickshire County Council-supported Business Ready programme.