Life Sciences Talent and Skills Institute

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Talent and Skills Institute –
The power of working together

The Charnwood Campus Life Sciences Talent and Skills Institute is a collaborative endeavour between industry and educational partners to address the short- and long-term skills requirements.

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The LSTSI creates partnerships between local universities and the Campus enabling employers to easily access their rich talent pool. LSTSI provides graduates with a clear pathway from study to employment.

“Throughout my apprenticeship with Almac, I have had the unique opportunity to spend time learning about the critical aspects of contract pharmaceutical analysis which has advanced my career aspirations and capabilities significantly.”
Mille Clayton


“Being able to tap into the Life Science Talent and Skills Institute has been extremely useful and facilitated engagement with our local universities and colleges. We have now recruited two Industrial Placement students, participated in a careers fair and a site visit. We look forward to continued engagement with our university partners through the Talent and Skills Institute as we build our workforce of the future.”
Kevin Walker, Talent Acquisition Manager

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LSTSI has 6 Universities and college partners and growing
11 Universities with over 136,000 STEM (science) students within an hours' drive of Charnwood
11 Universities producing over 34,000 graduates per year


Delivering a pipeline of graduates to Charnwood Campus’ occupiers by creating a clear pathway from study to workplace:

  • Supporting interaction between businesses and educational centres and representing the industry’s best interests
  • Refine curricula to offer the most relevant training to benefit local employers and shorten the on-the-job training bringing cost savings to businesses
  • Enabling upskilling of current employees to help improve mental well being and staff retention
  • Place graduates through placements and apprenticeships.


Partner Colleges and Universities are all within a 30-minute drive of the campus, offering access to the best talent in the region.



Ensuring businesses can recruit, reskill and develop employees in both specialist and non-specialist life sciences roles:

  • Growing and retaining Life Sciences talent in the region
  • Ensuring graduate candidates are “business ready”
  • Offering a competitive advantage for growth.
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Find out more about our Life Sciences Talent and Skills Institute

Creating a powerful future for life sciences

Our Partners

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