IBioIC Skills for Industry Day 2017

Friday, 5th May 2017, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Registration from 9:30 am

Venue: The Collins Building

Room: Level 2

This event focuses on the current and future skills challenges of the Biotechnology, Life and Chemical Science sectors of Scotland and the skills pipeline required to meet these challenges.

Through presentation and interactive workshops, the event will address the challenges associated with:

  • Doctoral training - core and soft-skills development.
  • Graduate attributes for a successful biotechnology career.
  • The Apprenticeship Levy and up-skilling of existing workforce.
  • Developing young talent from Foundation Apprenticeships to HND and beyond.

The event will review the talent pipeline produced by IBioIC and its partner institutions to date, and will consider the quality, content and breadth of the academic qualifications provided, identify skills gaps and propose skills initiatives to IBioIC for the short to medium term.

External contributors include:

  • Dr Ronnie Palin- Skills Development Scotland
  • Dr Keira Geddes - Glasgow Clyde College

Registration and refreshments will be available from 9.30am.

Who should attend?

  • Industrial Biotechnology, Chemical and Life Science industry representatives.
  • University partners involved in the delivery of IBioIC MSc.
  • Providers of the HND in Industrial Biotechnology.
  • Other training providers with activity in Industrial Biotechnology and Life Science sectors.
  • School career advisors.
  • Secondary science teachers.

Benefits of attending

An attendee at a similar event has commented:

"The day gives a valuable opportunity to network with employers in industry, academia and the public sector, and at the same time keeping abreast of future developments.  Hearing first hand employers’ experiences, it's great to understand the challenges and opportunities that we all share, ensuring that we have people with the right skills to support our business needs."

Dr Hilary Jeffreys CSci CChem FRSC

Technical and Skills Manager


Dr. Susanne Boyle
phone +44 (0)141 548 3746
Skills Programme Manager
Kimberley Jolly
phone +44 (0)141 548 2415
Skills Programme Administrator

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