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Life Science Industrial Strategy Implementation Board holds first meeting

Earlier this year, Lord Henley Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy invited SIP Chair, Malcolm Skingle, to join the Life Science Industrial Strategy Implementation Board (LSISIB) to represent the SIP and the Life Science Skills agenda.  Read More >>

SIP Cambridge drives employer-led regional skills approach

The members of SIP Cambridge met in July, at a meeting hosted by MedImmune, with SIP Chair Jacqui Hall, opening the meeting.  Read More >>

SIP Apprenticeship 2018 Survey – results in, consultations underway

Thanks go to SIP members who have completed the wide-ranging SIP Apprenticeship Survey.  The survey, which received an excellent response, has gathered information on apprenticeship uptake across the sector, including the impact of the Levy.  Read More >>

IfA appoints SIP member apprentices to best practice panel

The Institute for Apprenticeships has appointed 21 new members to its apprentice panel, including representation from a number of SIP members. Read More >>

Ambassador teams support Enterprising Science Challenge to engage over 1000 students

The SIP reported on the first Challenge Day in the Greater Manchester region in March, and since then has successfully delivered another two – one in Kent and Medway, the other in Cheshire and Warrington. This project, funded by The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC), is now completed with nearly 1200 students getting involved across the three regions.  Read More >>

SIP Online School Lesson Plans set to support science lessons Yorkshire schools

As part of its Ambassador Programme, the SIP has recently completed a series of lesson plans for teachers in North Yorkshire and East Riding, which can be downloaded to support them in delivering science focussed lessons.
 
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Clinical Trials Standard approved for delivery

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has approved its 300th apprenticeship standard for delivery – the Clinical Trials Specialist Apprenticeship – a Degree level Standard.  Read More >>

New LSIS Standards development focuses on high level Scientist roles

A Life Science and Industrial Trailblazer (LSIS) working group, led by Rob Watts of Covance has recently received approval from IfA to further develop a new level 7 Research Scientist apprenticeship Standard.  Read More >>

ABPI Academic Review reports increase in Higher Apprenticeships

The ABPI has announced the publication of its Biennial Academic Collaboration Review. The ABPI asks companies to submit data about their academic links across their entire business, from undergraduate placements to large-scale collaborative projects which bring together industry, academia, charities and the NHS.  Read More >>

Latest Full SIP Standards Report

For a list of relevant science sector standards fully approved or in development see SIP full report on Standards activity.  Read More >>

EU Settlement Scheme: new Government employer toolkit

The Government has published an employer toolkit designed to equip employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme. Read More >>

Latest apprenticeship starts data

DfE have published their latest Apprenticeships and Traineeships Aug-April 2017/18 statistical release. Read More >>

New “Careers Hubs” to be rolled out

The Secretary of State for Education, The Right Hon Damian Hinds MP, announced the names of 20 new Careers Hubs across England. This will see colleges and schools work together with other partners, as part of plans to improve careers education for young people in each region.  Read More >>

MPs Annual Report on apprenticeships 

The All Party Parliamentary Group on apprenticeships issued its annual report outlining some of the sessions it had held over the year and concluding with some recommendations on the need for improved careers advice, more responsive systems and greater flexibility for the levy.  Read More >>

DfE confirms one Awarding Body for each T Level

DfE says it has listened to feedback from Awarding Organisations (AOs) on the development of T Levels and the procurement process Read More >>

New funding guidelines issued from August

The DoE have issued the policy for apprenticeship funding in England from August 2018. The main policy change is the number of funding bands is being increased from 15 to 30.  Read More >>

A new Commission on Workers and Technology calls for evidence on AI

A new Commission on Workers and Technology chaired by Yvette Cooper MP has been launched with the publication of new evidence on British workers‘ hopes and fears for automation over the next decade  Read More >>

New IfA funding process explained and Institute sets out key priorities

The Institute for Apprenticeships published a Q and A sheet on how funding is being assigned under the new band structure for apprenticeships. Funding will still be a two-step process: an initial funding band will be generated alongside the approval of the proposal. Read  More >>

AELP to assess impact of provider access to schools on vocational agenda

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has been commissioned by the Department for Education to review the impact of the new provider access legislation.  Read More >>

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SIP Board Meeting
6th September 2018 - London

Quarter three SIP Board Meeting

SIP Trailblazer Group
20th September 2018 - Leeds

The SIP is facilitating and supporting the development of new apprenticeship Standards to underpin the skills agenda of SIP Membership companies, in particular those standards under the umbrella of the Life & Industrial Sciences Trailblazer Group.  More Information >>

SIP Education Group
20th September 2018

This Group will be responsible for activity associated with the education reform agenda with particular regard to vocational education and Apprenticeships. Read More >>

SIP Members' Webinar - An Introduction SIP Ambassadors
October  2018

Please contact Kate Hutchins to pre-register for this webinar

CIA and Cogent Skills joint Skills Conference

8th October  2018

The one-day Conference will cover a wide range of skills topics relevant to the chemical sector and feature a wealth of informative keynote speakers from both the Chemicals industry and other leading organisations.  Further information to follow.

SIP Process Industries (SIPPI)
18th October  2018

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP) ‘Process Industries’ member forum. Read More >>

SIP North East with Apprenticeship Survey launch
7th November 2018

The aim of the SIP North East Group is to support the work of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) specifically in the North East of England.  Read More >>

BCF Annual Awards
15th November 2018

Now in its ninth year, the BCF Awards celebrate success in the coatings industry and showcase the achievements of BCF member companies and individuals. Read More >>

SIP Board Meeting
22nd November 2018 - London

Quarter four SIP Board Meeting

SIP Workshop on Artificial Intelligence/Digital Degrees
22nd November 2018 - London

Following the SIP Board Meeting, we shall be holding a Workshop which will include guest speakers involved in the usage of AI-based technology with specific applications in the science sector, as well as developments in Digital Degree Apprenticeships.  Register here>>

SIP Cambridge with Apprenticeship Survey launch
30th November 2018

Regional skills group in to drive a local approach to addressing regional skills challenges, growing the skills pipeline and developing specialist STEM provision. Read More>>

SIP Members' Webinar - Apprenticeship Levy update
December 2018

Please contact Kate Hutchins to pre-register for this webinar

SIP Education Group
5th December 2018

This Group will be responsible for activity associated with the education reform agenda with particular regard to vocational education and Apprenticeships. Read More >>

SIP Trailblazer Group
6th December 2018 - London

The SIP is facilitating and supporting the development of new apprenticeship Standards to underpin the skills agenda of SIP Membership companies, in particular those standards under the umbrella of the Life & Industrial Sciences Trailblazer Group.  More Information >>

Genesis (One Nucleus) 2018
13th December 2018

The event will engage all the key elements for those active across Life Sciences, Digital and Health Technology fields in creating a vision of where the sector is heading. Speakers and panellists will lead sessions discussing which approaches will deliver better outcomes for patients, investors and payers. Read More >>