Science Industry Partnership

What our Members Say

What people are saying about the SIP


David Yaxley, SIP Board Member and Director of Risk and Compliance at Victrex:
“Being involved in the SIP is really important for us; we get round the table with other employers to talk about skills and we have a joint key aim – to get the skilled and talented people we need in our industry. I believe that the SIP will also really help us make the most of the Apprenticeship Levy."

Simon Mowat, former Leadership Development Manager at AstraZeneca:
“There were three main reasons for wanting to become involved in the SIP Ambassador programme. Firstly, we felt it would help the all-round development of our employees and apprentices to undertake their respective duties.  Secondly, we felt that having Ambassadors out working with young people, would help spread the word about apprenticeships. Our final reason for was to generally promote careers in the sector to young people in schools and colleges, highlighting the breadth of science careers available.”

SIP Board member Jacqui Hall, Vice President, Learning Standards and Insights for MedImmune :
“Being part of the SIP means that we are influencing Government policy and skills investment, championing quality training, accessing insight into future skills needs and joining-up action across the skills landscape. Additionally, the SIP network of over 275 Careers Ambassadors is supporting the sector to engage with young people on STEM opportunities.”

Liz Greenfield, UK HR Director at Pfizer, SIP Board member and leads for the SIP Careers Strand: 
“The SIP Ambassador Network does a fantastic job, delivering interactive science-based careers sessions with young people and challenging stereotypes around working in science.

 “Taking this message on the road at events like the Big Bang Fair and showing the young delegates, and their parents and teachers what’s on offer in the sector is all part of our mission to inspire, inform and support young people into science based careers.”

George Freeman MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences on the SIP Skills Strategy:
“The strategy report from the Science Industry Partnership shows that the UK science and innovation sector is set to generate over 250,000 skilled jobs over the next 10 years. We are committed to maximising the potential of British scientific talent so that we can drive economic growth through innovation and give more young people the chance to work in this exciting industry

Ian McCubbin of GSK and Jim Faulkner of Autolus, on behalf of the MMIP Advanced Therapies Manufacturing Taskforce :
“It is vital that there is a sustainable future pipeline of knowledge and skills to ensure that the sector can continue to grow and succeed. The Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) Advanced Therapies Manufacturing Taskforce (ATMT) worked in close partnership with SIP to align the ATMT action plan launched in November 2016 and the SIP Strategic Action Plan to support this shared goal.”

Professor Sir David Baulcombe, President of the Biochemical Society:
“The Biochemical Society welcomes the new SIP Strategic Skills Action Plan that will help STEM organisations to build a pipeline of future talent. Supporting the next generation of biochemists is one of the Biochemical Society’s core strategic objectives. We believe that equipping current and future scientists and technicians with the right skills and knowledge will be vital in helping the UK to remain at the forefront of molecular bioscience.”

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas:
“I warmly welcome the SIP action plan, which will help to ensure that science and engineering-based industries, which make use of rapidly evolving technology, will be able to access the brightest and the best from across the UK.  Science-based industries offer rewarding careers for young people, and this action plan will help to open their eyes to the many opportunities on offer.”

 Tom Bowtell, Chief Executive Officer of the British Coatings Federation:
“The British Coatings Federation have contributed to the SIP Action Plan and would like to continue to work in partnership to implement the actions.  The Federation fully endorse the plan.”