£52 million for UK science skills Blog profile

Science Minister David Willetts announces to the Science Industrial Partnership Board that £52 million will be invested to provide more than 7,800 education and skills opportunities over two years.

•1,360 apprenticeships: based on a new, simple employer-owned system delivering work-ready apprentices
•240 traineeships: a new work experience programme for young people pursuing science- based careers
•150 Industry Degrees: a radical new approach to graduate development, focused on employer skills needs and graduate employability
•230 Modular Masters Modules: a new modular route to deliver high tech post-graduate skills in the workplace
•5,900 workforce development opportunities: increasing technical and management capability of the workforce
• STEM careers: a cross-sectoral proposal to attract young people into STEM jobs