Your future-proof talent pipeline


Liverpool City Region has a talent pipeline that is broad, deep and increasingly future-proof thanks to skills initiatives and excellent schools, colleges and universities. Companies invest and reinvest here, because of the exceptional quality of recruitment and levels of retention that they experience.

  • 6 universities, 58,000 students with 30,000 graduates each year
  • 216,000 students within 1 hour drive
  • Unique sector skills agreements to address future skills needs
  • 31.9% educated to degree level or higher

At the heart of Liverpool City Region’s attractiveness is a thriving academic scene.

Our universities produce a pipeline of more than 30,000 graduates every year. Within an hour of the city region, you’ll find more great people at universities in Manchester, Salford, Lancaster and Preston. There are around 250,000 students within a 30 mile radius of Liverpool, creating an attractive pool of future talent.

University of Liverpool is a globally-ranked research institution associated with nine Nobel Laureates; Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK; Liverpool Hope University is ranked second in the UK for graduate employment; and Edge Hill University is one of the select few to have held the coveted ‘UK University of the Year’ title.

Liverpool City Region has a catchment of 12 universities, including The University of Liverpool
Companies invest and reinvest here, because of the exceptional quality of people

Our schools outperform the UK average in English and Maths qualifications at GCSE level and almost a third of people in the city region are educated to degree level.

Our city region has produced a series of innovative Skills for Growth agreements for our key sectors which reflect a unique and innovative joint working between public, private and academic organisations to address current and future skills needs.

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Alice Lamb
Alice Lamb
Head of Account Management, Investment Services

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