Science Industry Partnership Membership
Becoming a SIP member means joining with other employers to have a powerful voice to ensure a better deal and value from the skills system, including access to funding at a national and local level, a quality assured training provider network, solutions to your skills challenges and clear signposting to skills solutions.
Members can influence skills initiatives including shaping and getting what you need from the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
SIP membership also means priority access to and information on national and local skills funding. Through the £32m Employer Ownership Project (EOP) companies have directly accessed funding for both training and apprentices. Over 5500 individuals have received training and 1200 apprentices have been recruited through the funded project.
New Economy Manchester has recently provided £200,000 from the City Deal Fund to deliver a project on behalf of the Science Sector, which will see Greater Manchester employers in the industries supported to take on a total of 300 new Laboratory Technician Apprenticeships.
Malcolm Skingle, Director, GSK and Chair of the SIP board: “
The SIP provides a critical employer leadership role on skills, supporting individual member companies to get the skills they need and developing new solutions with their input. Membership also means getting best value from the apprenticeship levy as well as influence over Government Policy, through a powerful sector voice.
The SIP is ideally positioned to ensure true employer ownership is strongly embedded within the skills and education system and that we have a real say in what we need.”
Science Industry Partnership - an overview from members of the SIP Board
Science Industry Partnership - a new, bespoke approach for Apprenticeships
* The SIP embraces Life Sciences - pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, consumer healthcare and Industrial Sciences - chemicals, industrial biotechnology, polymers and advanced materials, formulations.