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New Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult CEO: Matthew Durdy

02 Apr 2020

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult), a global leader in the field of advanced therapies, announced today that its new Chief Executive Officer will be Matthew Durdy, who is currently the Chie…More …


Life Science and Industrial Science (LSIS) Trailblazer becomes Science Industry Apprenticeships and Technical Education (SIATE) Group

02 Apr 2020

New Chair and Vice-Chair appointed UK science-based employers are now driving the development of skills across the sector using apprenticeships and T Levels, through the Science Industry Apprenticeshi…More …


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Department for Education Apprenticeship Programme Response

24 Mar 2020

This is a difficult time for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training, assessment and external assurance. The government is committed to supporting apprentices, and employers co…More …


UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

Government and scientific community back new genome sequencing consortium to map spread of COVID-19 £20 million investment will allow scientists and clinicians to unlock secrets of the disease the…More …


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for SIP Members

18 Mar 2020

Following careful consideration of the current course of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will not be travelling to, hosting or attending external meetings.  We have made this decision in the interests…More …


The Process Manufacturing Industry’s Skills Challenge

17 Mar 2020

Skills Forum sees employers joining forces Jon Mason, Chair, Science Industry Partnership Process Industries (SIPPI) sets out the role of this key Strategic Forum which has a focus on the skills int…More …


Budget Round Up - key messages

12 Mar 2020

Supporting people to improve their skills is a vital part of the government’s aim to level up opportunity across the country. Increasing productivity depends on improving the skills levels of this gen…More …


IfATE Consultation on Future System for Setting Apprenticeship Funding Rates

10 Mar 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has taken on board feedback from employers, who develop new apprenticeships, that the existing system is not transparent enough and ne…More …


Women leading the way in breaking down boundaries in science and innovation

10 Mar 2020

Government unveils almost £3 million new fund for visionary, entrepreneurial female innovators. On Sunday (8th March 2020), the UK's first dedicated female Science Minister, Amanda Solloway, committe…More …


Major £179 million government investment will support the next generation of STEM talent

09 Mar 2020

Announced on Friday (6th March 2020), the UK will benefit from a multi-million-pound government package of investment to support the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers from al…More …


IfATE is consulting on the process for how they recommend funding bands

25 Feb 2020

Another IfATE consultation was announced yesterday (24 February) – this time on the changes to funding recommendations.  This consultation launched on Monday 24th February and closes on Monday 6th Ap…More …


£10 million boost to improve patient care with new technologies

20 Feb 2020

Government backs researchers with £10 million to develop innovations that will transform patients’ lives and significantly boost UK life sciences sector.  A new £10 million scheme will give leading b…More …


Gillian Keegan appointed Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

18 Feb 2020

Gillian Keegan has been named as the new apprenticeships and skills minister. She joined the Department for Education as a parliamentary under secretary of state on Friday (14th February) following B…More …


T Level providers to receive multi-million pound package of support

11 Feb 2020

T Level providers across the country will benefit from a £110 million boost to upgrade buildings, invest in high quality equipment  and boost teachers' skills.  Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson,…More …


A new advanced imaging centre will receive £81 million government support

11 Feb 2020

Government backs new advanced imaging centre that will generate precise 3D images of the internal structure of objects. Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Inn…More …


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will trial streamlined application processes for researchers

11 Feb 2020

From today (11 February 2020) the government’s overarching research body, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will trial streamlined application processes for researchers. Chris Skidmore, Minister for…More …


The Royal Society of Biology is pleased to announce the launch of its Apprentice of the Year award

10 Feb 2020

The Apprentice of the Year award has been set up as part of the RSB's 10 year anniversary celebrations, to celebrate apprentices and recognises their contributions.  The award recognises apprentices…More …


Invitation to IfATE Engineering and manufacturing route review workshops

04 Feb 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is hosting a series of consultation events as part of the Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review.  To ensure stakeholders at all…More …


Life Sciences Skills Strategy shows demand for 133,000 jobs across the sector by 2030

30 Jan 2020

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) has today published the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy in collaboration with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the BioIndustr…More …


Boost for UK science with unlimited visa offer to world's brightest and best.

27 Jan 2020

Top scientists to be given fast-tracked entry into the UK. A new fast-track visa system to attract the world's top scientists, researchers and mathematicians will open on 20th February. The Global Ta…More …


SIP Skills Manifesto – putting skills at the heart of business

27 Jan 2020

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) has set out the views of its employer members on the areas of skills and business policy its members believe will support a thriving science-based sector, includ…More …


Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Update

14 Jan 2020

Government has today (14th January) published the Life Science Industrial Strategy Update. This report describes the progress made against the targets set in the original Life Sciences Industrial Stra…More …


The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) apprentice panel is now recruiting for new members for 2020 and beyond.

02 Jan 2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) apprentice panel is now recruiting for new members for 2020 and beyond. It needs members to represent all 15 ‘routes’ and from occupat…More …


Revised Laboratory Technician Standard approved

16 Dec 2019

It’s been confirmed that the Health and Science Route Panel and the IfATE Board have agreed the revised level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship standard, subject to some minor conditions. The L…More …


Explore your Member Services

10 Dec 2019

A reminder that members can take up a range of services via their company membership, and we have now produced product sheets for these activities. These can be downloaded via the website. These serv…More …


SIP Liverpool Plus holds its first meeting

10 Dec 2019

Members of the new SIP Liverpool Plus group met on 20th November, providing an important new employer-led skills forum in the region and supporting delivery of the Local Industrial Strategy. Companies…More …


SIP North East

10 Dec 2019

The SIP North East group met in Darlington in November. The meeting was well attended with representatives from Fujifilm, CPI, Johnson Matthey, Polymer Compounders, Lotte, ConocoPhillips and SABIC and…More …


SIP Cambridge

10 Dec 2019

SIP Cambridge is looking to establish a Science Industry Apprenticeship Consortium (SIAC) in Cambridge. This is likely in the first instance to focus on an Apprenticeship in Digital Skills, a skills g…More …


Standards Update

10 Dec 2019

The proposal to develop a level 7 Clinical Pharmacology Scientist has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), the Life Science and Industrial Science Trailb…More …


IfATE Engineering & Manufacturing Route Review: please help to maintain the Standards

10 Dec 2019

The much anticipated Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review has now been announced.  This major review will look at the Route’s Occupa…More …


Introduction to T Levels Webinar

10 Dec 2019

SIP Standards Manager, Helen Davies presented a helpful half hour webinar all about T Levels in October. T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers, so that the content meets the ne…More …


SIP Process Industries (SIPPI) – covering the skills needs of COMAH sites

10 Dec 2019

SIPPI members have begun the process of considering the effectiveness of Competence Management Systems (CMS) beginning with a discussion of individual member experiences, how satisfactory they are and…More …


Another successful year for the SIP Ambassador programme

10 Dec 2019

It has been another successful year for the SIP Ambassador programme. Our target for the end of the 2019 was to have 500 SIP Ambassadors, we now have network of over 620! This quarter has seen trainin…More …


Chemistry Council Sector Deal Proposal

09 Dec 2019

The Proposed Sector Deal recognises the importance of innovation and ensuring the value created by innovation is realised in the UK through inward investment in manufacturing and new jobs. People/Skil…More …


Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy set for House of Commons Launch

09 Dec 2019

The SIP Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy, a deliverable of the Sector Deal 2, has been a significant piece of work throughout 2019, working with a range of partners, including all the members of the…More …


Life Sciences Apprentice Highly Commended at #AppAwards19

28 Nov 2019

The SIP is delighted to celebrate life sciences apprentice Jessie Stow at last night’s Apprenticeship Awards! Jessie is a Cogent Skills apprentice with Astex Pharmaceuticals. Jessie was highly commen…More …


New measures to back business, boost innovation and supercharge UK science

09 Oct 2019

The government has unveiled plans to drive jobs, skills, and opportunity across the whole of the UK. Andrea Leadsom, The Business and Energy Secretary has announced a package of new measures to suppo…More …


T Level campaign launches to help accelerate young people to ‘NexT Level’

07 Oct 2019

With just a year to go before the first T Levels are taught, the Government has ramped up its preparations by launching a nationwide campaign so that young people can take advantage of these pioneerin…More …


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