A Skilled & Talented Workforce

Trafford provides a skilled workforce, a higher percentage educated to degree level or equivalent than any other area in Greater Manchester.


With four major universities on our doorstep our talent pool is continually being refreshed with the best graduates from a huge range of disciplines.

Our education system is second to none, Trafford schools are rated amongst the best in the country with Ofsted rating us as the joint best education authority for secondary education.

Trafford College offers quality, responsive provision which meets the needs of young people, adults and employers alike. Over £50m has recently been invested in world-class buildings and facilities. Their new £15m Centre for Science and Technology will ensure Trafford stays at the forefront of innovation. The College also offers community learning courses, bespoke and workplace training: whilst their Trafford First recruitment service matches students with traineeships and apprenticeships.

Our business and training providers have also joined together to create a recognised apprenticeship programme across a range of industries, ensuring Trafford has a strong, bright and sustainable future.