Firestarters X Gather presents…Next Generation Talent
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Firestarters X  Gather presents…Next Generation Talent

Firestarters have put together another event in collaboration with Gather to reduce Liverpool City Region’s ‘brain drain’. ‘Next Generation Talent’ will support purpose-driven leaders with their business growth and bridge gaps between different sectors, industries, businesses and suppliers.

The Liverpool City Region ‘Brain Drain’ 

In 2017, the ‘Centre for Cities’ think tank found that Liverpool’s migration patterns were dominated by the movement of students and graduates. This raised alarm bells for many of the region’s key stakeholders as it showed that, as a region, we are losing a lot of the incredible talent that we attract through our leading universities, renowned culture and thriving social life. Losing our best and brightest minds breeds stagnation for business growth, as our leading companies struggle to recruit, develop and retain the best talent.

As a region, we have responded to this challenge in a number of ways. Our universities have responded with employment schemes; these include LCR Interns, Graduate Futures and the LCR Grad Scheme. All these schemes support businesses aiming to recruit and develop talented students and graduates. 

There has also been a response from the purpose-driven businesses and the third sector with companies and initiatives like InnovateHer, Transform Lives Company (TLC) and Agent Academy all helping to bridge the gap between young talent and industry. 

But where can we go next as a region and what options are available to both graduates and businesses alike when it comes to future-proofing talent?

Who is the event for?

This event is open to everyone but is specifically aimed at purpose-driven entrepreneurs, business leaders and Liverpool City Region’s influencers who are navigating the world of recruiting and retaining talent. Some of the benefits of attending our Gather-sponsored event include: 

  • A chance to hear from industry leaders on the challenges around recruitment
  • Connect with talented young people and industry leaders seeking and offering opportunities
  • Get tips and guidance from universities on how to take advantage of internships and grad schemes
  • A chance to network with fellow socially-driven innovators and thinkers, with a potential for future collaborations
  • Space to think about your recruitment challenges, explore opportunities and how your company may respond to them

What will this purpose-accelerator event do for the region?

Firestarters have put together this event in collaboration with Gather to reduce Liverpool City Region’s ‘brain drain’. Next Generation talent will support purpose-driven leaders with their business growth and bridge gaps between different sectors, industries, businesses and suppliers.

Firestarters has developed a rich, diverse community in the last year, and we will tap into their knowledge to provide valuable insights to our community to help address inequality in opportunity in LCR. By giving new and known start-ups and scale-ups a platform to connect, Firestarters will drive collaboration between purpose-driven organisations who put purpose before profit. 

How can you get involved in Next Generation Talent?  

Want to have your say in how the Liverpool City Region can retain as well as attract great minds and talent? Join us at Firestarters X Gather ‘Next Generation Talent’ on Thursday 21st April 2022 by booking your ticket to the event on Eventbrite.
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