Your future-proof talent pipeline


Liverpool 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.

  • 63,000 Higher Education student enrolments a year
  • Almost 40% of residents aged 16-64 years hold a degree or equivalent level qualification
  • Unique sector skills agreements to address future skills needs
  • Almost 70% of Liverpool's graduates enter employment

At the heart of Liverpool’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.

Liverpool has 146,200 residents aged 16-64 years with Degree level or above qualifications. and almost 70 per cent of Liverpool’s HEI graduates enter full or part time employment, post graduation.

More than 35 per cent of Liverpool pupils achieve Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE compared to 43% on average across state funded schools and almost 45 per cent of residents aged 16-64 hold a degree or equivalent level qualification.

Talent grows with every generation, while a belief in life-long learning means all ages are realising their potential.

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 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.