Science Industry Partnership

News (April 2020)

Science Industry Partnership Futures Delivery Group will turn Recommendations into Actions

30 Apr 2020

Jacqui Hall, Head of Early Careers, BioPharmaceuticals Research & Development at AstraZeneca appointed as Chair of new SIP Delivery Group The recommendations from the Life Sciences 2030 Skills S…More …


World Immunisation Week 2020 #WIW2020

29 Apr 2020

This week (24th April - 30th April 2020) is World Immunisation Week from the World Health Organisation (WHO). "Every year, millions of lives are saved thanks to immunization and it is recognized wi…More …


The Skills Toolkit: Free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills

28 Apr 2020

Today (28th April 2020) the Government have launched The Skills Toolkit. The Skills Toolkit is a new online platform, giving you access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help you…More …


Delivery of T Levels and Industry Placements – Government Update

28 Apr 2020

The Department for Education has provided an update on the delivery of T Levels and industry placements, in the light of the unprecedented impact of Covid-19. Gillian Keegan MP, Parliamentary Under-S…More …


Science Industry Partnership 2020 Apprenticeship Survey

27 Apr 2020

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) is committed to supporting its members in ensuring they can access an apprenticeship system that meets their needs. The aim is to ensure a continued uptake of hi…More …


Government launches Vaccine Taskforce to combat coronavirus

21 Apr 2020

A new Vaccine Taskforce will drive forward, expedite and co-ordinate efforts to research and then produce a coronavirus vaccine and make sure one is made available to the public as quickly as possible…More …


Pfizer Outlines Five-Point Plan to Battle COVID-19

20 Apr 2020

SIP Member, Pfizer announced their Five-Point plan to battle Coronavirus in March 2020.  Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, made the following statement: “In this troubling time, Pfizer is committ…More …


Two SIP Members, GSK and Sanofi have joined forces, in an unprecedented collaboration to fight COVID-19

14 Apr 2020

GSK and Sanofi have joined forces, bringing together two of the world’s largest vaccines companies in an unprecedented collaboration to fight COVID-19. The two companies will combine innovative techn…More …


AstraZeneca/GSK/University of Cambridge collaborate to support UK national effort to boost COVID-19 testing

08 Apr 2020

As part of the UK Government’s announcement of a new five pillar plan to boost testing for COVID-19, AstraZeneca, GSK and the University of Cambridge have formed a joint collaboration to take action t…More …


SIP celebrates Five Years!

07 Apr 2020

This September sees the SIP reach five years the employer-funded alliance for advancing skills in the science-using industries. The SIP’s Vision is: “Employers working in partnership with government…More …


Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education: COVID-19 FAQ

06 Apr 2020

The IfATE have released a FAQ webpage, designed to provide you with information on COVID-19 and its impact on the apprenticeship sector. There are currently two sets of comprehensive guidance availab…More …


SIP Business Plan sets out strategic priorities

06 Apr 2020

Last month’s SIP Board meeting saw agreement on the SIP Business Plan.  The SIP remains the only body in the landscape currently playing a central role on advancing skills for science industries and b…More …


SIPPI Chair champions group’s strategic remit

06 Apr 2020

Jon Mason, Chair, Science Industry Partnership Process Industries (SIPPI) sets out the role of this key Strategic SIP Forum, which has a focus on the skills interests of process manufacturing, especia…More …


SIP North East opens its doors

06 Apr 2020

A SIP North East “relaunch” took place in March at Lumley Castle, facilitated by Helen Cattell and chaired by Matt Bradshaw FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies. There was an action packed agenda, which…More …


SIP Liverpool – science industries unite on regional skills agenda

06 Apr 2020

The first meeting of the year for the newly launched SIP Liverpool took place in March at the Cogent Skills Warrington office and via Skype, facilitated by Craig Alexander and Chaired by AZ’s Andy Lud…More …


Still time to sign up for SIP Cambridge (Skype meeting)

06 Apr 2020

The next SIP Cambridge meeting is set to take place Thursday 28th April, 9.30am - 11.00am, and it will be a virtual meeting via Skype.  The Agenda includes, delivering 2030 Skills Strategy Action Pla…More …


Apprenticeship Standards Update

06 Apr 2020

The SIP continues to take an active role in ensuring Apprenticeship Standards meet the needs of the sector supported by SIATE. In late December, it was confirmed that the Institute for Apprenticeships…More …


IfATE Consultation on Future System for Setting Apprenticeship Funding Rates

06 Apr 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 …


SIP Ambassador Scheme looks to virtual solutions

06 Apr 2020

The SIP Ambassador Programme has continued to grow in the first quarter of 2020. We now have over 650 SIP Ambassadors with training sessions having taken place for the Advanced Therapies Apprenticesh…More …


Launch of the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy – webinar option available

06 Apr 2020

The SIP Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy, a deliverable of the Sector Deal 2 has been a significant piece of work throughout 2019/20, working with a range of partners. The widely attended, official…More …


Futures Delivery Group will turn recommendations into actions

06 Apr 2020

The recommendations from the 2030 Life Sciences Skills Strategy are now being turned into deliverables through the Futures Delivery Group. The original funding partners (ABPI, BIA and OLS) and employ…More …


The SIP welcomes new Ministers

06 Apr 2020

Back in February there was a government reshuffle. In the reshuffle, Gillian Keegan was named as the new Apprenticeships and Skills Minister. The department has been missing a dedicated Apprenticeship…More …


IfATE COVID 19

06 Apr 2020

The IfATE has designed a series of FAQs to provide everyone with information on Covid-19 and its impact on the apprenticeship sector. They include: Who to contact Consultations and Route Reviews …More …


First SIATE meeting goes full steam ahead

06 Apr 2020

As noted the Life Sciences and Industrial Science Trailblazer has now evolved into SIATE and the first meeting of the newly named group took place, on 25th February at York’s Railway Museum. The meet…More …


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 Apprenticesh…More …


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