Skilled and Ready

Being able to access a highly skilled work force is an important consideration when locating your business to a new area. We are home to a world recognised university, two regional colleges and numerous dedicated research and business support centres.  

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Talent and Skills

A variety of talent and skills is available on your doorstep in the Causeway Coast & Glens area. We have a highly skilled workforce, who have a strong work ethic, and should your business need to train staff, our local colleges can deliver tailor made training programmes specifically for your staff.

A knowledge base

In NI 80% of qualifiers from first degrees achieve a 2:1 or above degree classification in 2018/19, providing a highly educated workforce for those who choose to invest here.

Location Benefits

Universities and Education

Northern Regional College
  • 10,000+ students
  • Four Academic Departments:

    1. Engineering and Built Environment

    2. Computing and Creative Industries

    3. Science and Service Industries and

    4. Care and Access
  • Currently undergoing a £84m investment
orth West Regional College
  • 3,400 students
  • Dedicated Business Support Centre
  • Foodoavtion Centre
  • Welding Academy
  • New Product Design Centre
  • Design & Innovation Assisted Living Centre
  • Pioneering research in science,health, education and media
  • 5,000 graduates
  • 1,000 new students annually
  • Ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research
  • No 1 UK University for Pharmacy(source: Guardian League Table,2017)
  • Global Research and Technology Centres of Excellence

“Not only are the views stunning in Portstewart, which makes working here a joy, we have so many fantastic and valuable links around us. The high quality standard of students in both marketing and software degrees is phenomenal and we are lucky to have such talent on our door step. We love the fact that we can create sustainable and exciting careers for people locally, instead of having to move further afield.”


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66 Portstewart Road
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