The National Horizons Centre and CPI are working in partnership to pilot Skills Bootcamp to support life science graduates in the region with the development of technical skills relevant to the medicines manufacturing industry.
The bootcamp aims to equip learners with knowledge of laboratory roles within key high-value sectors in the North-East. They will gain hands-on skills underpinned by knowledge of best practice and awareness of working in a regulated industry. Successful completion of the bootcamp will allow learners to confidently apply for laboratory roles with evidence of grounding in the fundamental skills, behaviours, and knowledge required by industry.
The programme has been based on industry relevant skills regularly cited as being in shortage by medicines manufacturers in the region, including understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Management systems, clean room working and pipetting. All candidates who complete the skills bootcamp will be invited to an assessment centre as part of a first stage recruitment and selection process for future graduate positions with North-East medicines manufacturing and life sciences employers. We would like to offer the opportunity to relevant NEPIC members to be part of the assessment centre day to support their own recruitment priorities.
Any employers who are interested in being involved or would like to find out more, please contact: