Our vision places people at the centre, people with ambition, people with passion. Our future is one where we are routinely attracting the greatest minds to the Park, minds that bring new ideas, new knowledge and new collaborations.
The Park will also be a place that nurtures curiosity and ambition, a place where great minds are created. In our vision, our work with schools and colleges will be the norm – a new benchmark for collaboration between business and education. Our young people will have learnt to dream about a fulfilling future, they will dream with confidence in a region that offers a rich tapestry of careers, at the Park and beyond, stimulated by science as a significant part of the region’s mainstream.
The future success of world-leading research and successful business is secured if we invest in the next generation. A thriving bioscience economy needs access to a highly skilled and productive workforce, recruited internationally. A diverse workforce that can grow and adapt within a fast-changing discipline.
The increasing demands and application of methods across the boundaries of biology, chemistry, maths, computing, physics, engineering and sociology require new ways of working, with greater interaction with different industries. We need a workforce that encompasses all the skills needed within the research and business community, not ‘only’ those pursuing academic careers, but post-docs, technicians, data-scientists, communicators, knowledge-exchange professionals and project managers.
Those entering education with interest and motivation must be rewarded by access to leading educators, new ideas, techniques and facilities. We must also equip learners with the transferable skills that ensure our workforce has the capability to deliver in the workplace.
- Support the development of the entire workforce needed by the bioscience research and innovation community.
- Equip learners with the professional, enterprise and transferable skills to apply their knowledge in the workplace.
- Encourage continuing professional development (CPD) and access to new knowledge and training for different career stages.
- Work with industry to help inform and engage in training and provide visibility for new career paths.