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Good news for the science industry – so what’s next?
13 September 2023

Last week, science was firmly in the news agenda thanks to two interesting and potentially significant developments which could impact the skills landscape across the industry.

Meet the Team. Kathren Matthews
13 September 2023

Meet Kathren Matthews who is the Sales Manager in the Membership & Business Strategy Unit, supporting the Science Industry Partnership

Science Industry Ambassador of the Year Awards
21 August 2023

Do you know someone who has made a significant positive impact on young people, teachers or employers through their STEM volunteering activity over the last 12 months?

If so, you should nominate them for the new Industry Ambassador of the Year Award.

The SIP Ambassador Experience. The Sustainability and Innovation workstream
2 August 2023

The SIP Careers Taskforce is a group of early career professionals from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for science-based careers.

What employers need to know about changes to the ESFA funding rules 2023/24
18 July 2023

Updated Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Apprenticeship funding rules for the 2023/24 academic year.

The SIP Ambassador Experience
30 June 2023

The SIP Careers Taskforce is a group of early career professionals from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for science-based careers.

Science Industry Partnership (SIP) response to the outcome of the IfATE consultation on mandatory qualifications in apprenticeships
12 June 2023

Earlier this year, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) held a public consultation into mandatory qualifications, to which the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) submitted a response. The consultation received more than 300 responses and the outcomes have been published.

Medical innovator LifeArc leading the way in developing future life science talent
6 June 2023

LifeArc is an innovative medical research charity which aims to create life-changing advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Its ground-breaking work currently includes developing new drugs to tackle conditions including cancer, dementia and cystic fibrosis.

Meet the Team. Rachel Roby
5 June 2023

Meet Rachel Roby, Strategic Apprenticeship Lead who supports Cogent Skills on technical education policy.

Education Select Committee report: The future of post-16 qualifications
2 May 2023

The House of Commons Education Select Committee has published a report following the 2021/22 inquiry on post-16 qualifications.

Life Sciences: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) report for the UK
17 February 2023

In 2021, the Futures group launched its ‘Life Sciences: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I)’ report for the UK Life Sciences industry. The research used a combination of survey responses, national data sources, case studies and examples of ‘best practice’, together with a comprehensive literature review to explore a broad range of topics.

Act Now to Reverse Decline in Science Sector Apprenticeship Starts
2 February 2023

The Government must take action now to halt the decline in the number of new science sector apprenticeships starts in England.

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