People & Skills
You’ll find a proven, hard-working, skilled labour force here
Grimsby has a local workforce with 90,000 people within a 15-minute catchment, 350,000 within a 45-minute drive.
Recent economic conditions mean that there is a ready-made labour-force, eager and willing to work.
Grimsby Institute is a key partner in helping the area become a national hub for offshore wind and other renewables. Centres of Vocational Excellence in Ports & Logistics; Automotive Technology; and Gas & Plumbing, support the skills required by renewables companies and offers courses in electrical, mechanical and operations engineering, and a foundation degree in Environmental Technology Management.
The Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competency (CATCH) has been developed to enable energy, manufacturing businesses and the associated support services in the Humber to adopt best practice in approaches to workforce development and competence assessment. Offshore training for the sector is being established in the area, for example, Advanced Industrial Solutions are providing accredited offshore health and safety training on the facility.