The City is home to the University of Bath and Bath Spa Universities, which have an international reputation in maths, sciences, engineering and arts.

Bath University is renowned for the quality of its research and was ranked no 5 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018.

Bath Spa University is also a leading university for creativity, culture and enterprise.  It is named as one of the 10 best creative universities and the sixth biggest provider of teacher education in the UK.

City of Bath College sits immediately to the north of Bath Quays, providing a range of vocational and academic courses for young people aged 16 – 18 including a comprehensive apprenticeships scheme.

Schools in Bath rank highly with King Edwards and the Royal High ranked in the top 20 for the South West and Beechen Cliffand Weston All Saints Primary highlighted in the Tatler’s gold-star guide to the best non-fee-paying schools in the land.



the talent

Bristol & Bath’s key industry strengths are based on an excellent talent pool. We have a 700,000 strong workforce, the most skilled of any English city region and the highest percentage of workers educated to degree level in the UK.

We have 68,000 people working in technology fields with 31,000 focusing on software, 27,000 on tech software and 10,000 in hardware.

The talent base in Bristol & Bath has historically been anchored by the region’s four leading universities and a series of major corporates including:

Airbus – 3,000 employees

HP Labs – 1,000 employees

BMT – 500 employees

Tata Technologies – 430 employees

IBM – 225 employees

NVidia – 250 employees

The £1 billion devolution deal for the West for England offers the opportunity for education budgets to be targeted towards local priorities, such as continuing to provide high-quality technical training and learning at all levels to support our creative, digital and technology businesses.