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Gloucestershire has a population in the region of 617,200. It has a prosperous and resilient economy. Gloucestershire has retained a significant manufacturing sector. It also has an established base for diverse multi-national and leading businesses such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, food technology and aerospace.

Largest sectors:

  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Education

Skills shortage occupations:

  • Associate professionals
  • Sales and customer services
  • Skills trades

Sectors expected to grow:

  • Nuclear energy generation in the energy and water sector
  • High-tech manufacturing activities
  • Information and communications technology
  • Service aspects of the knowledge-based industries

Local employers– links to their careers pages:

Government Communications HQ
Glaxo Smith-Kline
Cheltenham Racecourse
SuperGroup Plc
St James’s Place
Ecclesiastical Insurance

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Sources: LEPs, National Careers Service, Local borough councils.



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