Industry Body Welcomes Publication of Life Sciences Future Skills Strategy

04 February 2020

BioPharm International

The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has issued a statement welcoming the publication of the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy, a report setting out how the life sciences sector in the United Kingdom will develop future talent.

A key deliverable from the Life Sciences Sector Deal 2, which was updated by the UK government in 2018, this latest sector report has been created in partnership with BIA and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. The report projects that the life sciences sector of the UK will be in demand of 133,000 skilled scientific staff through to 2030. 

“Developing the future talent of our sector is essential to delivering ground-breaking treatments to patients and propelling growth in a key sector of the UK economy,” said Steve Bates OBE, chief executive of BIA, in a Jan. 30, 2020 press release. “As our sector grows, we will need more specialist jobs and unique skills to deliver this crucial part of the UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, which will require collaboration across the eco system. BIA member companies have been powerful advocates for addressing the skills gap, providing incredible insight and evidence, and they will do all they can to support and expand the UK’s talent pipelines.”




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