Positive Action Training

A scheme that helps LJMU employ more local people of colour

In September 2021, a new scheme, Positive Action Training (PAT) was launched by the Vice-Chancellor Mark Power which focused in helping local people of colour to enter employment at LJMU.

Positive action is a measure of addressing the under-representation of people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities in the workforce.

It came about as a result of LJMU’s drive to ensure our workforce reflects the rich diversity of the community we serve and contribute to promoting a sense of belonging for both staff and students. LJMU is one of the largest employers in the city with more than 2,000 staff and over 22,000 students. We do not want to just be a university in Liverpool but to also engage with the various communities represented in our staff and student bodies in a meaningful way.

Mark welcomed the first 12 trainees on the programme, which combines workplace learning and training. All from Liverpool, the dozen trainees have joined us for two years and will contribute to teams in IT services, Corporate Communications, Estate Management, Faculty of Engineering, Library, Information and archives services and Student Recruitment.

Read more about the Positive Action Training.