Science Industry Partnership

News (July 2020)

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 …


Covid-19 Best Practice Seminar

15 Jul 2020

The past three months have been challenging for those responsible for managing people in manufacturing or operational environments requiring us all to develop new ideas and perhaps more innovative app…More …


Major overhaul of higher technical education announced

14 Jul 2020

New package of measures for higher technical education will build on the work to transform technical and vocational education in Britain. Measures to boost the quality and take-up of higher technical…More …


Science Industry Partnership Summer Statement Round Up

13 Jul 2020

The Summer Statement announced by the Chancellor on the 8th July was a follow-up to his first Budget on 11th March. It was a budget to boost the economy and to create new opportunities to drive growth…More …


HM Treasury Summer Statement – A Plan for Jobs

08 Jul 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak – “No one will be left without hope” As expected, the Chancellor focused significantly on jobs in today’s (8th July) Summer Statement. The Chancellor began his statement, stat…More …


Government fires up R&D across the country to cement the UK as science superpower

02 Jul 2020

Government to ensure UK is the best place in the world for scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs with new and ambitious R&D Roadmap Roadmap sets out vision to attract global talent, cut unn…More …


Welcome to New SIP Members

01 Jul 2020

Autolus Autolus are a biotech company based in White City in London and they have a presence at the Bioscience Catalyst in Stevenage. It is founded on advanced cell programming technology pioneered…More …


Comprehensive Spending Review Update

01 Jul 2020

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a strong interest in ensuring that the sector has the skills it needs to not only play a key part in our recovery but also to drive economic growth. T…More …


Introducing the SIP Futures Delivery Theme Leaders

01 Jul 2020

The recent SIP Futures Delivery meeting allowed the Group to discuss how to best deliver the recommendations from the SIP Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy. The Group discussed the proposed actions,…More …


SIPPI continues to consolidate its position and develop a strategy aligned for members

01 Jul 2020

SIPPI is using 2020 to consolidate its position and develop a strategy aligned to member requirements. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions led to the cancellation of a skills strategy workshop planne…More …


Benevolent Funds for Engineers

01 Jul 2020

Members may be interested to know, in the current climate, there are a number of support charities for members of professional engineering institutes. These range from providing finance and specialis…More …


A Successful Virtual Meeting for SIP Cambridge

01 Jul 2020

The Q3 SIP Cambridge meeting was held virtually via Zoom. There were 22 attendees from the region: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Medical Technology companies. The meeting started with a presentation…More …


SIP Liverpool Plus goes from strength to strength

01 Jul 2020

The Q2 SIP Liverpool Plus meeting was held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd June. There were over 30 attendees from the region: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Medical Technology companies. The age…More …


SIP North East shares best practise and gets to grip with the ‘new normal’

01 Jul 2020

The latest SIP North East meeting, held virtually on the 24th June, had a fantastic turnout with 24 people dialling in. The meeting featured an update from the North East LEP on their North East Covid…More …


SIATE first meeting with new Chair and Vice-Chair

01 Jul 2020

SIATE had its Q2 meeting via zoom in May. The meeting was very well attending and the group discussed the following: COVID-19 – The Effect on Apprenticeships Update on standards in development Up…More …


Apprenticeship Standards Update

01 Jul 2020

The SIP remains committed to ensuring Apprenticeship Standards meet the needs of the sector supported by SIATE. The revised Laboratory Technician standard in now live on the IfATE website and we antic…More …


Temporary Assessments during COVID-19

01 Jul 2020

SIATE Chair Rob Watts has been working with a number EPAOs and the awarding body, Open awards to put together a proposal for an adaptation to the EPA methods during the COVID-19 period. What this mean…More …


The SIP Ambassador Scheme takes a dive into online training

01 Jul 2020

There are currently 652 SIP Ambassadors, this number is at a pause due to COVID-19 and face-to-face training not being possible. Therefore, the SIP Ambassador Programme has recently taken a dive into…More …


SIP Value and Vision

01 Jul 2020

The SIP Vision is to have employers working in partnership with government to establish the skills needed to build a high value, competent scientific workforce to support future productivity and growt…More …


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