Highly skilled workers are at the heart of almost all aspects of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and the biotech sector in particular is highly dependent on a steady influx of international scientists. Current forecasts suggest that the UK science sector will cumulatively require 180,000 to 260,000 people by 2025. This talent underpins the research base in academia, the growth of innovative companies in the sector, effectiveness of our NHS in delivering healthcare and development of large organisations contributing to life sciences within the UK.