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Supporting employer groups with strategic workforce development, as well as developing new training standards and apprenticeships


bioinformatics (level 7) apprenticeship




Working with Cogent Skills, nexaSTEM coordinated the development of the Level 7 Bioinformatics Scientist degree apprenticeship standard. The trailblazer group comprised Unilever, GSK, Medimmune, Astrazeneca, Fujifilm Diosynth, Eagle Genomics, Covance, Envigo, UCB, Kymab, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, The MRC, Genomics England, the ABPI, and the Royal Society of Biology. Follow our developing Bioinformatics Scientist standard here.



catalogue of higher-level STEM apprenticeship standards




The table below is generated from STEM route (Engineering & Manufacturing, Digital, and Health & Science) apprenticeship standards at higher levels (4,5,6,7) available at the Institute for Apprenticeships. The table is searchable and sortable - you can click on the name of the standard to jump to the details at the IfA website

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national occupational standards




Working with Cogent Skills, nexaSTEM coordinated the development of UK National Occupational Standards for job roles in Health Economics and Bioinformatics. Links to the subject-specific units from the NOS suites are below.



supporting industry strategy




nexaSTEM has supported Cogent Skills and the Science Industry Partnership, as a Higher Education Consultant. The activity helped their work to address higher level skills and training gaps in the life science and industrial sciences workforce by supporting ongoing work in industrial placements, degree programmes, working with accreditation bodies, and particularly development of higher level Apprenticeships and National Occupational Standards.