Your future-proof talent pipeline
Each year, over 250,000 students study within LCR's catchment area
Over 270,000 degree level or above qualifications available within the Liverpool City Region
Unique sector skills agreements to address future skills needs
40% of graduates find employment in the City Region.
At the heart of Liverpool City Region’s attractiveness is a thriving academic scene.
Our pioneering graduates make major contributions to the world – The University of Liverpool alone has 9 Nobel prize winners among its alumni and faculty. So far.
Each year, over 250,000 students develop specialist expertise at the 12 universities within the City Region catchment, and our retention rates are some of the highest in the country, with close to half our graduates staying on to apply their new-found knowledge locally. Talent grows with every generation, while a belief in life-long learning means all ages are realising their potential.
Over 270,000, degree level or above qualifications available within the Liverpool City Region – delivering a diverse talent pipeline. More than 40% of graduates find employment in the City Region. This is the 5th highest of all NUTS 2 regions in England.
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.
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.