Porto Norte has talent Know why great companies choose Porto
The Talent Map Survey
Porto Norte Region increasingly attracting global service operations and technology companies.
The key resource of these operations is talent.

That is why InvestPorto carried out the Survey as a tool to support companies in identifying and attracting talent.
Portugal has two large macro-regions centered on its two largest cities
Macro-region of Porto
Districts of Porto, Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real e Viseu
Macro-region of Lisbon
Districts of Lisboa, Setúbal, Leiria, Évora e Santarém
alt:[IMG] Macro-region of Porto Macro-region of Lisbon
Global companies choose Porto


37 major international brands installed in the region, from the Information Technology, Engineering, Shared Services and Customer Support sectors, have participated in the Survey.

Fast and sustainable growth
Porto and Norte have been able to respond to the needs of companies with qualified human resources.
Only in this group of companies will be hired several thousand employees.
Foreign natives are already an additional source of talent.
20 879 employees
2016
25 629 employees
2017(expected)
23%
expected growth
for the end of 2017
11%
foreign
employees
Available profiles in the region
Due to the quality of its human resources, the region has profiles highly valued by companies.
IT Developer
IT Developer
Most wanted profile
IT Developer / SW Enginner
Tester / Quality Assurance
Business Analyst
IT Support
Data Scientist
UX/ Webdesigner / Multimedia
Digital Marketing
Engineering
Engineering
Mechanics
Electronics
Electrotechnics
Industrial Management and Engineering
Finance & Accounting
Finance & Accounting
Finance & Accounting
Administrative
Controller
Audit
Languages
Languages
Native and fluent in:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, among many others
Talent availability in higher education
This success is also due to the existence in the region of several internationally recognized universities and polytechnics.
Largest source of graduates in Portugal
The macro-region of Porto has more students of higher education than Lisbon, but less demand, thus greater availability of qualified human resources at lower cost.

Higher education institutions attract more than 10,000 foreign students of dozens of nationalities, which are available to companies.
Graduates
in 2015
47%
Macro-region of Porto
44 564 graduates
48%
Macro-region of Lisbon
40 007 graduates
Students
in 2015/16
45%
Macro-region of Porto
161 414 students
44%
Macro-region of Lisbon
159 293 students
10 801
foreign students
at macro-region of Porto
Graduates by area of ​​competence
For companies in which talent is the key competitiveness resource, InvestPorto can clearly identify the origin of graduates by areas of competence.
3 539
3 539
IT Core
1399
1399
Design
5148
5148
Mechanics/ Electronics/ Electrotechnics
5229
5229
Finance & Accounting
English language in the region
The Porto Norte region speaks English, which makes it easy to set up global companies, as it allows easy integration of foreign employees who do not speak Portuguese.
81%
Companies with English language mandatory
89%
Companies that accept employees who do not speak Portuguese
Qualified unemployed professionals in the Region
Despite the progressive reduction of unemployment, there is still a pool of available talent for skilled unemployed professionals, the largest at national level, (more than 27,000 unemployed graduates), and there is an excellent partnership between international companies and the IEFP.
27 028 Macro-region of Porto
Unemployed professionals
46% Companies
that have integrated professionals employees enrolled in IEFP
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