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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.

Apprenticeship: What is it and Why Do One?
6 June 2023

What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. It is a valuable pathway for individuals …

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.

Building Skills for the Nation’s Nuclear Capability
5 June 2023

Key figures from across UK Nuclear have come together at a landmark event to own the skills challenge that faces the sector. ‘Building Skills for the Nation’s Nuclear Capability’ took place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, (25 May), providing an opportunity for senior ministers, government officials, Industry CEO’s and academia, in both civil and defence, to work together to tackle critical skill issues.

Meet the Team. Rachel Roby
5 June 2023

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

Beyond compliance: boosting your performance through competence management
25 May 2023

What are the three key considerations when taking stock of competence management within your business?

Apprenticeship Opportunities in Devon from Accord
16 May 2023

Healthcare giant searches for new science talent One of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies in the UK is on the hunt for the next generation …

SIAS to introduce Online Assessment Platform! 
3 May 2023

We’re delighted to announce that we will be introducing an Online Assessment Platform in 2023…

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.

Helping inspire the next generation of women in STEM
28 April 2023

A group of female sixth-formers from four schools and colleges in Birmingham and Derby were able to meet and learn from industry experts through a series of workshops and interactive sessions.

Industry comes together to develop first national occupational standard for hydrogen
28 April 2023

Stakeholders from across industry have collaborated to develop the UK’s first-ever national occupational standard (NOS) for the production, storage and transportation of hydrogen. As industry strives towards ambitious net-zero targets, hydrogen is set to play a crucial role in decreasing carbon emissions and the transition to greener, more sustainable forms of energy.

Flexi-Job Apprenticeships: A beginner’s guide
27 April 2023

In 2021, the government introduced Flexi-Job Apprenticeships – these are designed to ensure those sectors and occupations where short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models are the norm can access the benefits of apprenticeships.

They are available to employers and apprentices in two ways: with or without a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency (FJAA).

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