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 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 offers:
- Strategic leadership on science skills as part of an influential partnership
- The only employer voice on science sector skills
- Linking up industry to Government and influencing skills policy
- Responding to Government consultations
- Direct links to key Ministerial Councils, providing trusted advice and skills input
- Forecasting future skills needs through the SIP Skills Strategy and Annual Sector Skills Analysis
- Providing an authoritative view on skills and human capital
- Boosting the reputation of the science sector's contribution and attractiveness
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.