Newton Aycliffe is a nationally important engineering, manufacturing and distribution location. The businesses located here enjoy a local recruitment catchment pool of over 608,000 people and over 2.5 million regionally. It is also home to the UTC South Durham a technical school for 14 – 19 year olds with a strong focus to help young people secure work within local manufacturing industry.
The region’s Higher Education sector offers a ready supply of graduates in engineering subjects amongst others. With 9.4% of those unemployed being qualified to NVQ level 3 or higher, this provides a very important, qualified and skilled target group for recruitment.
Merchant Park is a proven location with the newly opened Hitachi Rail Freight terminal and manufacturing facility. Moreover Newton Aycliffe is home to many international companies including Husqvarna, Gestamp Tallent, Lidl and Compound Photonics.