The Open University – The higher education partner of choice for business

In April 1969, The Open University (OU) received its Royal Charter and the vision of a university that would open up education for all, was finally brought to life – largely due to the...

Bridging the gap between academic learning and on the job skills

The University of Salford’s Environment and Life Science degree apprenticeship programmes are a key area of development. The Biomedical Science degree apprenticeship programme has expanded rapidly over the past couple of years and the...

The benefits of government apprenticeship reforms to employers

Apprenticeships offer employers large and small a fantastic opportunity to get the skilled workforce they need to grow their business. There are hundreds of thousands of employers up and down the country that are already...

‘Snobbery’ is depriving people of a great career

Education Secretary hails an apprenticeship programme that is coming of age with top firms having woken up to the benefits apprentices are bringing to their workplaces With new, higher quality apprenticeships helping people...

Degree apprenticeships: a first class route to building a talent pipeline

Alex Felthouse, Managing Director of Eisai Manufacturing Ltd .and Science Industry Partnership Board Member Research1 undertaken in support of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) 2025 Skills Strategy identified that the Medicines Manufacturing Sector, a strategic UK...

Using apprenticeships to build skills for innovation in life sciences

Dr. Gillian Burgess, Site Head of UK Research and Vice President at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Board Member of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) of employers, sets out the business case for greater use of apprenticeships across...