SIP West Midlands (Science Industry Partnership)

The Science Industry Partnership for the West Midlands (SIP West Midlands) is an employer led group  that brings companies from across the science industries together to share best practice and find solutions to skills needs, apprenticeships and retaining graduates.  We have a particlular focus on the Health and Medical Technology Sector.

SIP West Midlands has been formed in collaboration between Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and COGENT. Businesses from neighbouring Black Country LEP and Coventry & Warwickshire are eligible to join. 

The main benefits of SIP West Midlands include:

  • Influencing core and specialist skills delivery in the West Midlands region so that they fit with Health and Medical Technology sector business needs
  • Collaborating to establish local apprenticeship delivery to develop local talent
  • Gaining direct support and advice on how to access and utilise levy funding to train Apprentices (both levy and non-levy payers)
  • Being involved in Apprenticeship Standards development
  • Access to the hugely successful SIP Ambassador Careers Outreach programme reaching into local schools and colleges Attending quarterly skills networking meetings with like-minded employers and key skills partners

You can find out more about SIP West Midlands and how to get involved by following this link or email Matt Syrett: matthew.syrett@cogentskills.com