09 Jul 2021
Developing a high-skilled workforce and strong pipeline of talent across industry, academia and the NHS will be central to delivering the new Life Sciences vision and a successful 10 year strategy to solve some of the biggest healthcare problems of our generation, including cancer and dementia.
Welcoming this announcement, Malcolm Skingle, Chair of the employer-led Science Industry Partnership (SIP) commented:
“This Vision aligns with the SIP ambition of working collaboratively to deliver a highly skilled workforce. Whilst the pandemic has made an indelible mark on our lives, it has also shown the brilliance of the UK Life Sciences sector.
We welcome the opportunity to work together to drive up the provision of technical skills in both research and manufacturing. We will also seek to enhance the quality and quantity of skills provision and improve SME engagement in apprenticeships.
Together we have the potential to create 133,000 highly paid and highly skilled jobs by 2030, ensuring the sector has access to the skills, talent and people it needs right now and for the next generation”
The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) is a powerful member-led alliance, representing science industry companies on the skills issues that matter.
We believe that by working in collaboration we are better placed to develop a world-class scientific workforce that enables our industry, to compete, innovate and grow.
2030 Skills Strategy
Life Sciences ED&I report
West Midlands Life Sciences Skills report