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Medway is proud to be home to four universities, an £86m further education campus, a Technical college, The Royal School of Military Engineering and an array of apprenticeship and adult education opportunities. We have one of the strongest engineering and manufacturing sectors in the South East and are a respected and established creative industries hub, with creativity permeating multiple sectors. Medway is at the vanguard of innovation and enterprise, with plentiful start-up and growth business space for graduates and entrepreneurs, and with land available for commercial development.

More than 80% of our schools have an OFSTED rating of good or better.

Medway’s thriving further education and university presence offers an excellent skills base and significant scope to secure high quality jobs for a
high-quality workforce.

To help Medway’s workers find local jobs that meet their skills and aspirations, and thereby secure growth for all, we promote the importance of lifelong learning and skills attainment, and promote new local job opportunities stemming from inward investment to residents, apprentices and graduates.

Medway Council supports the development of the Medway Skills Board, spearheading an integrated ‘one-council’ approach to skills development from reception to retirement and providing a specific forum for college and university engagement. The Skills Board shapes and works to deliver the aims of an ‘all age’ skills plan for Medway, bringing benefits to residents and businesses alike.