If you are looking to upskill your current workforce, retain future talent or recruit locally, Torbay can support you.

The region has quality education at both primary and secondary education level, a local college widely recognised by employers and students as one of the top further education colleges in England, and a wide range of tailored skills and employment programmes.

Torbay is well placed to match your businesses ambitions.

Skills Levels

  • Educational attainment: 29.4% of Torbay’s working population have NVQ4 or above whereas 51.8% have NVQ3 or above.
  • 47% of students within Torbay hold grade 5 (equivalent to a grade C) or above in English and Maths GCSE.
  • 38% of students in Torbay enter HE after 16 – 18 study, 8% of students in Torbay start an apprenticeship after 16 – 18 study and 31% of students in Torbay start work after 16 – 18 study.

Many of our residents have skills pivotal to our key industries, see our key industries pages for details.


Torbay is committed to ensuring you have a good understanding of the support available to you within the area, and the most relevant advice and guidance relating to employing people. We have strong links with strategic partners throughout Torbay and can work with you to ensure we can meet your business needs.

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