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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 on…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 Domin…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 Unive…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 …


‘I do not try to fit in’: The young black scientist challenging stereotypes in the lab

12 Oct 2020

It’s a classic case of the many barriers to success:  if you open a science textbook you’re likely to see faces that are mostly white and predominantly male. But one young scientist, Morgan Palton, is…More …


Black History Month 2020 - Africans in STEM

06 Oct 2020

A Cambridge student-led initiative, Africans in STEM is a platform for Africans across STEM disciplines based in the UK and beyond to connect, share ideas and collaborate.   To celebrate Black Histor…More …


New SIP Members

02 Oct 2020

Sterling Sterling are a versatile Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO), with their UK Headquarters based in Cramlington, Northumberland. “Our 400+ strong team across our facilit…More …


Government Job Support Scheme

30 Sep 2020

As the government winds up the current Job retention ‘furlough’ scheme at the end of October, we have now been provided with details of the job support scheme that will commence on 1st November. The…More …


#InclusionWeek2020

29 Sep 2020

As National Inclusion Week begins, it highlights the importance to connect with our sector and help make everyone feel included. This year’s theme is ‘Each One, Reach One’ the premise of this is to ma…More …


Major Expansion of Post-18 Education and Training to Level Up and Prepare Workers for Post-Covid Economy

29 Sep 2020

Lifetime Skills Guarantee to give adults the chance to take free college courses valued by employers. New entitlement to flexible loans to allow courses to be taken in segments, boosting opportunit…More …


Help us tackle national shortage in higher technical skills

17 Sep 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) takes first steps in reversing national higher technical skills shortage Support needed with rollout of game changing n…More …


Apprentice employers urged to take part in COVID-19 survey

15 Sep 2020

Employer views requested around job security for apprentices and financial incentives geared at supporting recovery Second in series of surveys will update the Institute for Apprenticeships and Tec…More …


National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 – open for entries

03 Sep 2020

Calling out to all apprentice employers, inspirational apprentices, rising stars and individuals who champion apprenticeships - as the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are now open for entries!  B…More …


Employer incentives for hiring new apprentices applications go live

03 Sep 2020

From 1 September, employers large and small can apply for large cash incentives designed to create more high-quality apprenticeship opportunities.   As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, employe…More …


Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

02 Sep 2020

As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. The 6 month placement…More …


IfATE Employer survey provides snapshot of COVID-19 impact on Apprenticeships

24 Aug 2020

A survey into the impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeship employers has provided invaluable insight into the uptake of remote learning and recruitment concerns of smaller employers. There were 350 respo…More …


Government creates new National Institute for Health Protection

18 Aug 2020

A brand new organisation whose primary focus is public health protection and infectious disease capability is being established by the government. New organisation to focus on rigorous science-led…More …


BCF press release - Creating a network of coatings industry ambassadors to engage with schools and universities

18 Aug 2020

The British Coatings Federation has partnered with the Surface Coatings Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and PRA to create a national network of ambassadors for the coatings industry, with the…More …


Relief scheme for providers of apprenticeship training to public sector employers

07 Aug 2020

This scheme has been introduced to enable public sector employers, who pay the apprenticeship levy to provide relief to their suppliers of apprenticeship training if they consider that they meet the r…More …


SIP Member develops the world's first halogen-free materials

06 Aug 2020

SIP Member Polymer Compounders  have developed the world’s first halogen-free FR PC/ABS and FR PC/ASA materials that do not compromise on material properties.  With the addition of the standard flame…More …


Complete the Life Sciences Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Survey

03 Aug 2020

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) are developing an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) report for the Life Sciences industry – a key deliverable from the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Str…More …


Apprentice recruitment incentives – Webinar by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

21 Jul 2020

On July 8th the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of measures to address the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak. The measures are aimed at encouraging employers to take advantage of th…More …


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