Bradford is a key city within Leeds City Region, the UK’s largest economy and population centre outside London. The City Region generates 4% of national economic output and employs 1.3 million people.

With the largest workforce of any UK city region – and the fastest growing in the north of England – Leeds City Region offers a diverse employment base to suit the needs of any business.

Our working age population is set to increase by 26% between 2006 and 2031, with one the highest levels of growth expected in Bradford.

Thanks to the highly integrated and affordable transport options, firms based anywhere in the City Region can tap into a large, skilled and flexible workforce to meet their changing business needs.

Bradford has a well-educated, cosmopolitan workforce. The City Region has one of the highest concentrations of universities in Europe, providing specialist high-level skills to meet the demands of key industry sectors.

Bradford University is home to 35,000 students, with 15% coming from overseas from over 110 different countries and is in the top 10 for graduate employment in the UK.

The University’s School of Management is one of only 58 business schools across the world with the coveted ‘Triple Crown' of accreditations. Its MBA programme is ranked amongst the best in the world and in the top 10 in Europe.

Bradford College is currently undergoing a £100 million investment and is the largest Higher Education provider in the UK FE sector.

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