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Workforce and Skills

Workforce and Skills

 

We have reached out to our four excellent universities: Surrey, Sussex, Brighton, and Chichester. The universities have been unanimously supportive of the launch of the West Sussex Health and Life Sciences Cluster. We are in talks with key people in all of the institutions and have found that many of their ambitions mirror the high ambitions that we have for our cluster. Potential future opportunities include:

 

Real Life Projects- we are keen that the Health and Life Sciences sector is represented in the real life projects which feature in several degree programmes. Currently the sector is unrepresented which is an enormous missed opportunity for all involved. Having real life projects enables undergraduates to gain the specific skills and experience imperative to launching a successful career in the Health and Life Sciences Sector. It also allows companies to spot potential talent early on and also acts as a positive catalyst, facilitating stronger links between academia and industry. Further details on the criteria for real life projects will follow shortly.

 

Placements- Industry placements give talented students real industry experience and contribute significantly to their development. Placements also give companies a cost effective way to link-up with and recruit exceptional students. We aim to increase the amount of placements between our local universities and the Health and Life Science companies in our cluster. We will be back in touch shortly with the criteria for placements and an extended list of the benefits for you as a company.

 

Guest Speakers- in the near future there will be a call for volunteer guest speakers. Our aim is to expose as many future business and science graduates as possible to the career opportunities that our thriving sector can provide.



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