Science Industry Partnership

Meet the Team


Robert Watts, chartered MCIPD, CMGR FCMI
European Apprenticeship and Talent Program Manager, Covance

Robert has worked in learning and development for over 15 years. Through collaboration with partners, Robert seeks to assist professionals with career exploration and skill development to meet the business needs of today and tomorrow, with a passion for Diversity and Inclusion strategies and increasing social economic mobility.

Robert sits on The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Academic Collaboration, Education and Skill Senior Leadership Group (ACES) and is a member of the Royal Society of Biology’s Accreditation Committee, is a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, a member of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) and a committed Apprenticeship Ambassador. Alongside this has also Chaired the Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group for Level 7 Research Scientist, creating new and innovative routes for individuals to obtain chartered Scientist status and been involved in numerus trailblazers across different sectors.

Robert’s work experience comes from a variety of industries with work covering different global markets and he brings a wealth of skills gathered from across the globe. He is passionate about raising the profile of Apprenticeships, T-levels, technical education and aspirations of people across the industry.