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Together we influence decisions that affect your industry.
Work with as at the most senior level and you'll become a key part of a powerful industry group backing skills in the UK science sector. With a relentless focuss on growing the availalbe talent for your business, as a SIP member you can elevate your position as an industry leader and get your objectives in front of those that matter. 

Building collaboration within and across the industry

Extend and enhance your skills offering
Collaborate on the issues that matter
Help shape and grow future talent pipelines
Develop your own voice on skills

Collaborate and share best practice

Connect with a vibrant community of professionals who share your ambition for skills in our sector.
Taking part in SIP employer-led strategic skills groups covering Apprenticeships, Careers Outreach or Regulatory Compliance offers you the chance to be inspired, share your ideas and drive our sector to new heights. We recognise that industry gains when you give back, that’s why we offer a wide range of collaborative opportunities including national, regional or sector-specific interest groups aligned to your own area of expertise.

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Apprenticeship Support

We provide expert guidance for your new or existing apprenticeship programmes. With practical one to one consultancy covering everything from apprenticeship standards funding and assessment to developing the skills and knowledge of your team.

Careers Outreach

Build a pipeline of future talent, positively impact your community and create an uplifting and impactful experience for your employees. Our SIP Ambassador programme provides a comprehensive outreach solution to train, develop and support your workforce as they inspire the next generation.

Skills Insight

Science is a crucial driver of the economy – our productivity increasingly relies upon technological advances and, in particular high-level vocational and applied science skills.

Become a SIP member today

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