Our employer partners

Co-creation with employers is one of the three key pillars of Prosper. We have worked extensively with over 80 employer stakeholders to develop a set of 12 “career clusters” representing the key areas of opportunity within the UK economy where highly skilled recruits such as postdocs stand to thrive and add value.

The purpose of the career clusters is two-fold. Firstly, they aim to inspire postdocs about the range of potential career opportunities available to them and offer a structure around which postdocs can learn more about careers beyond academia and organise their development accordingly.

Secondly, they provide a framework to facilitate our ongoing employer cocreation. Our aim is that employers will see their organisations represented within particular clusters and feel motivated to engage more meaningfully with Prosper.

What’s next for employer co-creation?

As we deliver Prosper’s second pilot programme, the career clusters will be a key means by which we structure development opportunities in the latter part of the year..

In addition, Prosper’s stakeholder engagement managers are developing an ongoing employer engagement plan, including our approach to keeping the vital employer voice within Prosper fresh and relevant beyond roll-out.

Our employer partners:

To date, Prosper and the content of the portal has been informed by diverse employers from various sectors and fields. These include:

A2O, Ashfield Health, Ashfield MedComms, Alderley Park, Assura, Astra Zeneca, Astute Pharma Associates, Autifony Therapeutics, Be the Business, BioNow, Blackpool Transport, BMS, Catalyst Centre, Catapult Ventures, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Cheshire and Warrington LEP, Cheshire Energy Hub, Choice Telemed, Connext 4.0 Ltd, Creative Industries Federation, CRSI, CRUK, EATechnology, Elanco, Environment Agency, Evotec, Facebook (Reality Labs), Fishawack Health, F-Star Therapeutics, Good Things Foundation, Growth Platform, IBM, Inkpath, Kinomica, Kognitiv Spark, Koura Global, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, LJMU, Meridian HealthComms Ltd, National Museums Liverpool, Nidor Diagnostics Ltd, North West Business Leadership Team, Notch Communications, Nucleus Global, Ogilvy Health, OPEN Health Group, Oxford PharmaGenesis, Pets at Home, Pharmaron, Prime Global, Pro Manchester, Richmond Research Institute, Royal Society of Chemistry, Rutherford Health, SCI Foundation, Sci Tech Daresbury, Science Museums Group, Spin up Science, Springer Nature, Stream Bio, Tate Liverpool, The Reader, Think Philanthropy, Tiyga Health, Unilever, United Utilities, ViiV Healthcare.



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