Immunology: Training

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase skills in the workforce in relation to immunology.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal published in December 2018, sets out a package of skills commitments between government and sector partners to help deliver the priority skills needs for life sciences broadly and to make the most of future opportunities. These commitments include: a Life Sciences Skills Strategy 2030; exploring the potential for a pilot to better encourage life sciences SMEs to take on apprentices; and a pilot programme for clinical academic research partnerships supported by £10m funding from the Medical Research Council.

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