Cornwall's talent pool

Due to its engineering heritage and lifestyle, Cornwall has many highly skilled professionals offering the expertise that your business requires, making Cornwall an attractive place to relocate your aerospace company.

Already home to a number of leading aerospace businesses such as Agusta Westland and Bristow Helicopters, Cornwall has a talent pool teeming with professionals who are experienced in aircraft engineering, vital flying and maintenance skills.

Cornwall’s wider industrial heritage provides an invaluable broader skills base in ship-building and marine engineering - providing relevant, readily transferable expertise for the aerospace sector – perfect for your expanding company, looking for a diverse range of transferable skills.

Further strengths include IT, military technologies and product design. These extra skills can be harnessed to real effect by you. 

Local skills and Education

Your business will have access to some of the UK’s finest graduates. The Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) offers higher education through a unique partnership model; companies can benefit from the University of Exeter's internationally renowned School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences - an excellent training ground for skilled engineers.

There is a strong tradition of apprenticeships and vocational training in Cornwall, delivered in partnership with local colleges. Additionally, Cornwall has a number of high-quality schools - all comprehensives have been awarded specialist schools status in at least one subject. 

In addition, an Advanced Technical Skills Centre is currently being progressed, which will act as the cornerstone for private-sector-led training in the region and be perfect for your business. Please check this website for developments.

The on-site Bloodhound SSC project will also provide Cornish students with an exciting, live engineering project that aims to encourage young people to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

To find out more about how you can benefit from a retained talent pool, and experienced engineers in Cornwall, contact the team at Aerohub


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