Derby: the home of advanced manufacturing

Available workforce includes
43,000 qualified engineers
Derby has been at the forefront of industrial innovation for over 300 years and is recognised as one of the most innovative cities in the UK (based on patent applications published). Today 11.8% of its workforce is employed in high tech roles – 4 times the national average. A further 24.1% of its highly skilled and diverse workforce is employed in professional services. No wonder the city produces the sixth highest value of goods and services per head in England.
Regional student population includes 41,000 engineering and tech students
Derby has 17 universities within little over an hour’s drive of the city. Both the University of Derby and Derby College have established track records of working in partnership with local employers to help develop their future workforce through apprenticeships, employer-designed programs, and workforce development schemes.
Drive to Work Times

0-15 mins

15-30 mins

30-45 mins

Population Numbers



2.25 million