Your future-proof talent pipeline
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.
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.