Why is working with employers, universities and the public sector so important to us?

What does this mean for our students?

Students get a real world experience of work alongside traditional school qualifications.

Students build a network of contacts in businesses and universities which will support them in the future.

Students build the skills employers are looking for locally.

Students are motivated and more confident to apply for roles and university.

We can broker opportunities for students rather than just raise them.

Over 150 placements last year 100%
Two Seminar afternoons last year
Over 20 visits to industry last year
Over 190 hours of industry inspired project based learning
Unconditional UCAS offers for our Year 13 students
Jobs and apprenticeships with our business partners secured by our Year 13 students
Support in applying for apprenticeships and jobs and preparing for interviews

Our Sponsors

Local employers from the sector play a major role in the development of the Life Sciences UTC. They work to shape the curriculum, with a specific focus on the technical skills and knowledge that relate to future jobs and skills shortages that match the needs of the local economy.

This includes delivery of projects in and out of the classroom by consultants at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, expert masterclasses and skills development with our partners, Redx Pharma, Novartis, Thermo Fisher, Pro-Lab Diagnostics, Unilever and many more.

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a member of the UK’s Russell group of leading research institutions and has an annual turnover of £340 million, including £123 million for research.With 22,000 students and 153,000 alumni in 159 countries, the University supports more than 5,000 jobs and generates more than £365 million for Liverpool’s economy.

The institution works closely with key public agencies to drive the processes of knowledge transfer and business development into the heart of the UK economy and has 560 industry partners.

As a Sponsor of The Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, the University of Liverpool is delighted to offer students a scholarship who progress to the University from the UTC. This scholarship is worth £3,000 and is available for each year of study at the University of Liverpool.

Royal Liverpool Hospital

Royal Liverpool Hospital

The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest university teaching hospitals in the North West of England.It is comprised of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.

As a centre of excellence for research, development and innovation, the Trust has long standing partnerships with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

North Liverpool Academy

North Liverpool Academy

North Liverpool Academy is a highly successful, oversubscribed 11-19 educational provider which has currently 100% pass rate at 5 or more GCSEs and 100% at A level.It has the highest CVA in the country and an exceptional VA.

It is systematically raising attainment across the North of Liverpool. Its core purpose is to transform the life chances of students and the community of North Liverpool.



2Bio comprises a team of life science and biotechnology specialists who work with a client base stretching from Australia and Singapore, to Europe and North America. 2Bio Ltd performs a wide variety of technical, IP and market analysis for numerous technologies, including pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, medical diagnostics & devices. The team has supported over 50 companies to grow from ideas to start-up to growth as independent businesses.

Our vision is shared by our partners

A number of international and national organisations have committed support to the UTC, including:


Redx Pharma is a Liverpool-based pharmaceutical company developing potential new drugs using a novel approach, including new antibiotics with improved activity against resistant infections and drugs to fight cancer.

Read about our work with Redx Pharma


Thermo Fisher create and distribute analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software and services to help our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Unilever work to meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Pro-Lab Diagnostics is a company specialising in the field of In Vitro Diagnostics. Our products are developed, manufactured and distributed to laboratories in hospitals, private laboratories, industry, food, pharma and education.

Novartis discover and develop drugs and vaccines to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.

The Mast Group offers an extensive range of home produced microbiology and immunology products through its Subsidiary and Associate companies and a global network of Distributors.

Nutricia specialises in the delivery of advanced medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick. They are largest specialist health nutrition company in Europe and UK market leader.

The Siemens facility in Llanberis manufactures and distributes IMMULITE reagents used on blood analysers in hospitals and clinics worldwide to aid the diagnosis of medical conditions.

The Terumo UK facility’s range of perfusion circuit products for the cardiovascular healthcare community is one of the most comprehensive in the industry, offering solutions from the smallest circuit to a fully pre-connected oxygenator tubing pack.
At the Knowsley plant, design engineers work directly with customers to create customised solutions.

Actavis is a successful, biopharmaceutical company based in Liverpool. They are the Global Centre of Excellence for Biologics R&D, focused primarily on the development of a growing portfolio of products and support their evolving Biologics Strategy. These products include biosimilars, biobetters and innovative biopharmaceuticals primarily in oncology, urology and women’s health fields.

Croda is a world leader in natural based specialty chemicals which are sold to virtually every type of industry. The company has approximately 3400 employees, working in 34 countries.

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust deliver community health services to people in their own homes, in over 100 locations including health centres and clinics, 5 Walk-in Centres, Broad Green Wards 9 to 11 – Intermediate Care Centre and 10 GP practices in Liverpool and Sefton.

Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company which integrates economic development and business and enterprise support designed to accelerate the city’s growth and build a sustainable economy.

GETRAG has more than 1,000 engineers worldwide working in interdisciplinary teams on solutions for tomorrow – and indeed for all kinds of engines and many different vehicle architectures.

PSS design, influence and deliver health, social care and community services both locally and nationally, through innovative approaches that make a real difference to people’s lives.

Twilight Midwife is a private midwifery consultation service that looks to provide high quality, enhanced midwifery care. They provide a supportive, relaxed approach to antenatal and postnatal care, along with structured parent preparation classes tailor-made for new parents.

LGC is a world leader in forensic science and the UK leading full service forensics provider. They work with police forces in the UK and internationally to assist with overseas investigations, government and private organisations throughout the world.

Red Ninja are a design-led technology company based in Liverpool, using the power of design and collaboration to make a difference across the world. From an origin of making games and mobile apps, the company now build sensor technology, and deliver leading-edge research and development on health, transport, retail, education and urban planning.

Local Solutions is a charity delivering services to people primarily across the North West of England and North Wales. Established in 1974, we have a proven track record of improving the quality of life for vulnerable and excluded people.

Skills for Health major in workforce and organisational development. We are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce solutions designed to improve healthcare, raise quality and improve productivity and financial performance. We are a not for profit organisation and the Sector Skills Council for the whole UK health sector, licensed by Government.

U5 is a female led group of social care professionals who have a combined history of 50 years working in the sector. Their success is based on their flexible approach, designed to meet the needs of all types of provision within the social care sector. They offer clients an holistic approach to social care through services including domiciliary care, family support and supervised contact.


The Royal Society of Chemistry  is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is connected to the Royal Society of Chemistry through the Learn Chemistry Partnership, a free schools and colleges programme that ensurers teachers and students make the most of their activities and resources to enhance chemistry education. 


The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. 


Allergan is a $23 billion diversified global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma.  The company is anchored by strong and sustainable brand franchises, a leading global generics business, a premier pipeline, highly efficient operations and an experienced management team creating an unrivaled foundation for long-term growth.