BIA Skills, Talent & People Workplan aims to develop the next generation of UK bioscience talent through widening the talent pool, developing strong leadership, and collaborating with BIA members to address significant skills shortages across the sector.

We plan to achieve this by:

  • Influencing future skills and talent policy representing the voice of innovative Biotech
  • Connecting member companies on industry-leading skills and talent development
  • Saving members’ resources by sign-posting talent, skills, and funding opportunities

BIA works collaboratively across the life sciences sector to raise the profile of the skills agenda and to influence key policies that impact skills development.

In partnership with the ABPI, Science Industry Partnership and Office of Life Sciences, we produced the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy - an action plan to address significant shortfalls in skills across life sciences and to ensure a globally competitive UK bioscience sector.

"The Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy is another key milestone in delivering on the recommendations of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and the subsequent Life Sciences Sector Deals." - Nadhim Zahawi MP Minister for Business and Industry

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Dr Kate Barclay MBA CEng FIChemE, Skills Strategy Consultant at kbarclay@bioindustry.org