As the UK is slowly easing lockdown restrictions, the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is bringing together business leaders and representatives from schools, higher and further education to explore how the synergy between business and education can be maximised for the betterment of Liverpool City Region’s economic future.

The Liverpool City Region remains below the national average in the level of qualifications its citizens possess. A huge opportunity exists for businesses to ‘grasp the nettle’ and work with education to ensure the principles of employability are embedded within education institutions and a philosophy underpinning life-long learning is embedded within the business community.


Maria Whittingham, Early Careers Recruitment Specialist at CGI, joined the panel to discuss and debate some of these key topics:

  • Fundamentals for delivering outstanding talent for – and with – our business community – what do businesses need to access emerging talent in the region?
  • Stimulating a new skills ecosystem rooted in improvement, aspiration and excellence
  • Driving improved collaboration, outcomes and employability through a school-business network
  • The role of businesses in influencing, informing and delivering student experience and opportunities
  • The role of further education in maximising the relevance of academic work to businesses.


Other speakers included:

Moderator: Paul Cherpeau, Chief Executive, Liverpool Chamber


Watch the Main Event Panel here

Watch the Post-Event Discussion here


Find out more about careers and student recruitment at CGI or get in touch today.

Read more about CGI’s strategic partnership with the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.