Science Industry Partnership

SIP West Midlands

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP), supported by Cogent Skills, is launching SIP West Midlands in partnership with Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP).

This new initiative will bring together companies using science in the region with a specific focus on the Health and Medical Technology sector. The employer-led group will drive a collaborative approach by sharing best practice, addressing skills needs and growing apprenticeship and graduate numbers in the region.

Key Dates:

The main benefits of SIP West Midlands will include:

  • Influencing core and specialist skills delivery in the West Midlands region so that they fit with Health and Medical Technology sector business needs
  • Collaborating to establish local apprenticeship delivery to develop local talent
  • Gaining direct support and advice on how to access and utilise levy funding to train Apprentices (both levy and non-levy payers)
  • Being involved in Apprenticeship Standards development
  • Access to the hugely successful SIP Ambassador Careers Outreach programme reaching into local schools and colleges
  • Attending quarterly skills networking meetings with like-minded employers and key skills partners 

If you'd like more information about SIP West Midlands, please contact, Matt Syrett: