Episode 1: Kate Barclay (Skills Strategy Consultant, BIA)

In this episode, Steve Twinley is joined by Kate Barclay, Skills Strategy Consultant with the BIA (BioIndustry Association) and a keen advocate of apprenticeships and skills development at all levels within scientific organisations. In this 22-minute podcast, Kate explains how attitudes towards apprenticeships have evolved in the last 5 years. She details some of the different resources that HR and senior leaders in ATMP businesses can utilise to nurture talent within a skills-short market. Kate also summarises the current state of the Cell & Gene Therapy industry in the UK and how it is predicted to continue its exponential rate of growth. Watch the podcast in our embedded player below, or click here to watch it on our Vimeo page.

The resources referenced in this podcast are:

National Apprenticeship Service
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community
BioIndustry Assocation

Discovery Park "Life Science UK" event on 22nd March: https://lnkd.in/epRpbTEj
Royal Society Early Talent / Science of COVID event on 30th/31st March: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/03/tof-covid/

Apprenticeship programmes are diverse and practical, covering a range of disciplines including Data Science, Bioinformatics, Digital, and GMP clean room manufacturing operations (including using technology in virtual reality and augmented reality). This video covers a number of useful resources for HR, TA and senior leadership professionals and you are welcome to contact Next Phase or Kate Barclay (via LinkedIn) if you have any questions or require further information.

Episode 2: Coming later in Spring 2022!