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New £20 million fund to grow UK life sciences manufacturing opens for applications

07 Apr 2021

Life science companies can now apply to the new £20 million fund to expand manufacturing in the UK, Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced today (Wednesday 7 April). Applications open for new £20 million…More …


Leading UK businesses and researchers in £75 million collaboration to create technologies of the future

06 Apr 2021

Nine innovative business-led research partnerships to develop technologies such as accelerated medicine discovery, green household products and sensor technology for drivers. Nine innovative busine…More …


IfATE: New flexibilities survey launches

01 Apr 2021

A new survey on the COVID-19 flexibilities has been launched to give everyone across the apprenticeship sector the chance to share their views.The Institute is calling on employers, apprentices, end-p…More …


GSK to support manufacture of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine

30 Mar 2021

GSK to support manufacture of up to 60 million doses of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine Manufacturing to take place at GSK UK facility at Barnard Castle GSK has reached an agreement in princip…More …


Intra-company Transfers: call for evidence

24 Mar 2021

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a call for evidence to seek stakeholders' views on the Intra-company Transfer (ICT) immigration route. This consultation closes at: 11:45pm on 15 J…More …


A new Science Industry Partnership for the West Midlands

18 Mar 2021

Businesses in the Health and Medical Technology sector are being invited to join the newly formed Science Industry Partnership for the West Midlands (SIP West Midlands).  The employer-led group will…More …


Building back together - Liverpool John Moores University

16 Mar 2021

LJMU has a long history of supporting local small companies. They have promoted graduate retention in the Liverpool City Region for over 20 years and LJMU know that students and graduates are an impor…More …


Have Your Say on Levy flexibilities

09 Mar 2021

Following the launch of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) Apprenticeship Survey 2020 report, the SIP Apprenticeship Strategy Group is now working with Government to explore possible options aroun…More …


New report: Putting workforce diversity at the heart of the Life Sciences sector

04 Mar 2021

To coincide with National Careers Week, the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) a powerful employer-led membership body supported by Cogent Skills, has launched its first report on Equality Diversity a…More …


Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his spring budget

04 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his spring budget yesterday and confirmed a number of new investments for the further education and skills sector. Below are some key takeaways:  Skills Incentive…More …


Opportunity North East: Improving educational outcomes in the North East of England

01 Mar 2021

Opportunity North East (ONE) is a three year, £24 million project, sponsored by the Department for Education. ONE is part of the Department of Education’s commitment to improve education and boost pro…More …


More young people are taking STEM subjects than ever before

24 Feb 2021

More young people are taking science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) subjects at university than ever before, according to statistics published last week by UCAS. Since 2011, there has bee…More …


Teesside University biocentre, based in Darlington, to be national training centre

17 Feb 2021

A North East bioscience centre has been selected to deliver cutting-edge training in cell and gene therapy and vaccine manufacturing. Teesside University’s National Horizons Centre (NHC) has been sel…More …


SIP Liverpool Plus Careers Outreach Guide Launched

17 Feb 2021

In February 2021, the SIP published it's Careers Outreach Guide for the SIP Liverpool Plus group. Working with great organisations from across the North West, including Universities to create a compre…More …


Science industry employers reveal new ambitions for Apprenticeships following latest survey results

08 Feb 2021

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP), supported by Cogent Skills, a powerful employer-led membership alliance, has today (Monday 8 February) announced its latest Apprenticeship Survey findings and t…More …


Raising aspirations through a new mentoring programme

05 Feb 2021

The STEM Ambassador programme, in partnership with Brightside, is launching a national online mentoring scheme to support young people aged 16-18 who are interested in STEM. Available from end of Feb…More …


Business Insights Session: Plan for Jobs

04 Feb 2021

An opportunity for North East businesses to find out more about each of the crucial elements of Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’. About this Event Join the North East Local Enterpris…More …


Teesside to make 60 million doses of Novavax Covid vaccine as it passes UK trial

29 Jan 2021

Novavax today published positive data from the UK phase 3 study of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, showing it to be 89.3% effective in preventing coronavirus in participants. The study was conducted…More …


Kickstart moves up a gear with over 120,000 jobs created so far and government making it even simpler for employers to join

25 Jan 2021

The scheme, which has been underway since September, is helping to put young people who have been some of the hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic on the first rung of their career ladde…More …


Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity & Growth

22 Jan 2021

The Further Education White Paper January 2021 The Government has published a White Paper setting out plans and reforms to Further Education, Technical Education, Apprenticeships and related programm…More …


FE White Paper: Pioneering reforms to boost skills and jobs

21 Jan 2021

Landmark reforms that will transform post-16 education and training, boost skills and get more people into work, have been published today (21 January) by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. The go…More …


Webinar: How can apprenticeships help build Data Analytics and AI skills capability in your organisation?

18 Jan 2021

Cambridge Spark are hosting a webinar: How can apprenticeships help build Data Analytics and AI skills capability in your organisation? on Thursday 11th February. Event Details & Registration: …More …


IfATE blog: Big thank you to employers for senior leader apprenticeship revision

13 Jan 2021

"I am delighted to report that the revision of the apprenticeship standard is now complete. The Secretary of State for Education requested the review back in February 2020 and we have been updating o…More …


Science Museum opens its digital doors during lockdown

11 Jan 2021

To start the new year, and ignite curiosity during a new lockdown, Science Museum Group is bringing the wonder of science to the public at home with a wealth of digital content to help beat the winter…More …


The Alderley Park Discovery Podcast: Life science skills, staffing and support

06 Jan 2021

Episode two of the Alderley Park Discovery Podcast covers access to skills in the life sciences sector, with a focus on support for aspiring scientists and UK staffing trends. In this instalment Domi…More …


Hertfordshire LEP to part-fund state-of-the-art cell and gene therapy training centre to strengthen the sector’s skills pipeline

06 Jan 2021

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announce today that a new cell and gene therapy integration laboratory at the CGT Catapult facili…More …


Science organisations collaborate to create North East bioscience hub

15 Dec 2020

A new bioscience hub is set to be created in the North East as a collaboration between three organisations is announced.  SIP member, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies alongside CPI and Teesside Univ…More …


Spending Review to fight coronavirus, deliver promises and invest in UK’s recovery

25 Nov 2020

The UK Government will provide billions of pounds in the fight against coronavirus and invest in the UK’s recovery, the Chancellor announced today. Today’s Spending Review sets out UK Government Depa…More …


Let’s get clinical: building a global life sciences hub

12 Nov 2020

A new report from the CBI has called on the government to take decisive action to bolster the UK’s world-leading life-sciences sector. The report, Let’s Get Clinical, outlines numerous ways to delive…More …


Insider Survey – The Skills Revolution

11 Nov 2020

North West Business Insider is inviting businesses based in the Liverpool City Region to take part in a survey on employer attitudes to training and development of staff in light of the Covid-19 pan…More …


Sterling Pharma Apprentice wins National Apprenticeship Award #AppAwards20

03 Nov 2020

The first of nine virtual regional ceremonies took place this week, celebrating the employers, apprentices and champions from the North East.  Regional ceremonies take place between 2 and 6 November,…More …


GSK sets new environmental goals of net zero impact on climate and net positive impact on nature by 2030

03 Nov 2020

Increasing scientific evidence[1] demonstrates that climate change and nature loss are impacting the world and human health in many ways, including: extreme heat contributing to deaths from diseases;…More …


Our careers, our future: STEM careers provision and young people

21 Oct 2020

EngineeringUK has published a research briefing on young people’s experiences and perspectives of careers provision and engineering. The findings suggest that young people want more opportunities to e…More …


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