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We know how important people are, the true vital heartbeat of our industrial heartland. So that Burgos is a pioneer in Dual Professional Training, a training mode that emulates the German model, which combines theoretical training with direct training in the workplace. Additionally, as regards the training level of the employed population in Burgos, it highlights the employed percentage with Higher Level Training Cycles or FP II, both in industry as in the service sector, so that the training offered by Burgos adapts to this demand in response to market needs.

The present training centres in the city offer highly qualified professionals to serve companies. Almost a quarter of the population (24%) have a degree, which is twice the Spanish average, and it has 40% of employees in industry with Vocational Training, well above the total percentage of employees in Spain (only 25%).

Excellent duo formed by University (UBU) and Companies in Burgos realizes that the University of Burgos highlights a number of patents per hundred professors, occupying third place in the ranking of the Observatory for monitoring the Spanish University R & D + I. The UBU has, additionally a Scientific and Technological Park with 30 Bio-Chemical Research group, 16 in engineering, 8 in Social Sciences, Economics and Law and 18 in Humanities and Education Sciences.

HIGH QUALIFICATION AT THE SERVICE OF ENTERPRISES

24% OF THE POPULATION HAS A UNIVERSITY DEGREE, DOUBLE THE SPANISH AVERAGE, AND IT HAS 40% OF ITS EMPLOYEES IN INDUSTRY WITH VOCATIONAL TRAINING, A PERCENTAGE SUPERIOR TO THE SPANISH AVERAGE (25%).

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Less unemployment and more industrial activity
The unemployment rate in the province of Burgos is lower than that of Castilla y Leon and five percentage points lower than the national average. An analysis of the Burgos labour market, according to Social Security affiliation rates show that contributors of the industrial sector represent approximately 24% of total affiliation, well above the relative importance of the industry in all Castilla and Leon and Spain. In addition, the activity rate is well above the regional and national averages.
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High productivity and very low labour unrest
Thanks to its excellent level of training, the Burgos labour market adapts to business needs, which allows productivity to be positioned at the top of the Spanish ranking, additionally, it follows a positive and growing trend. Given the provincial GDP and the number of persons employed in Burgos, each worker contributes €66,322 of GDP per year. The amount in Madrid is set at €65,185, €63,515 in Barcelona and Valladolid €61,514. According to the CEOE report on labour unrest in 2011, the level of labour unrest in Burgos is very low, much lower than the Spanish average. The working population in Burgos represents nearly 1% of the active Spanish workforce and yet it has only 0.005% of total strikes and 0.007% of working hours lost annually as a result of such conflicts.
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