Science Industry Partnership

Careers

Reporting to the SIP this Group oversees the development and delivery of the SIP careers strand.

Its responsibilities include ensuring the successful delivery of products and services under the SIP careers strand.  The delivery must be consistent and robust to audit.

Deliverables 

  • Monitor and ensure delivery of the SIP ambassador programme including recruitment, training and deployment
  • Monitor and ensure delivery of other collateral associated with the programme including the careers website and careers information.
  • Regularly review and evaluate the programme
  • Regular reports to the SIP board
  • Develop and produce a long term Career Strategy 

Membership
The Careers Working Group are drawn from SIP members who are passionate about ensuring the SIP has a quality Careers and Outreach offer. They would welcome your interest to join the Group. Other stakeholders such as Professional Bodies and careers bodies may be added from time to time.

Working Group members work collaboratively to develop and implement an employer led skills system incorporating a careers element utilising government and employer investment to ensure ultimate sustainability.

Accountability
Individual group members disseminate Careers Group activities within their employing organisations and to gather feedback from other companies via networks for consideration by the Careers Group.

Members of the working group also provide SIP Ambassadors.

Meetings

The Group meets quarterly via virtual means and is supported by Cogent Skills.  The group meets face-to-face at least once per year. Non-members will be invited to working group meetings at the request of the Chair.

About the training

The Careers Working Group are drawn from SIP members who are passionate about ensuring the SIP has a quality Careers and Outreach offer. They would welcome your interest to join the Group. Other stakeholders such as Professional Bodies and careers bodies may be added from time to time.

Kirsten Bodley, is CEO at STEMNET,

a charity that works across UK schools is passionate about the need for Ambassadors: “inspiring young people to develop STEM skills broadens their opportunities, offers tangible skills for addressing global challenges and supports the UK’s future competitiveness.

We know that 90% of pupils are more interested in continuing to study STEM subjects beyond 16 years of age after engaging with a STEM Ambassador. STEMNET has been thrilled to work with SIP to create tailored resources and trained STEM Ambassador volunteers that will open young people’s eyes to value of sciences.”

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