Science Industry Partnership

About the SIP

About the Science Industry Partnership

As a company within the science industries, membership of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) means being part of a powerful alliance, taking ownership of the skills needed to generate innovation and growth and increase productivity in the science industries.

SIP Vision
Employers working in partnership with Government to establish the vocational skills needed to build a high value, productive and competent scientific workforce.

The SIP’s strategic objectives are:

  • To have a pipeline of skilled people with the capability, drive and ambition to build a globally competitive science based industry in the UK
  • To support the development of the workforce to acquire the skills it needs to adopt new technologies and develop innovations and services
  • To build a more diverse scientific workforce for the future by promoting equality of opportunity in vocational skills

The SIP provides one influential voice to Government to ensure the science sector is heard and understood, particularly in light of a rapidly evolving skills policy landscape related to the Apprenticeship Levy, the Post-16 Skills Plan and the newly developing Industrial Strategy.

To  deliver the sector’s skills ambition the SIP works with its partners from trade and professional bodies, to training  providers,  Higher  Education  and Local Enterprise Partnerships  (LEPs).

This includes securing funding to support delivery of the SIP’s Strategic Action Plan, building local connectivity on skills and extending the reach of the SIP into the Devolved Nations.

The SIP also supports member companies to make sure they get maximum return and value from the skills system, including individual company advice around skills and business needs, and clear signposting to solutions.