REC Life Sciences to drive recruitment industry input on skills and employment trends in the sector
Life Sciences has been identified by Government as a high-growth sector of critical importance to the UK economy. At the same, the feedback from employers and specialised recruiters confirms that access to the right skills and competencies is a major challenge.
The current skills gap has led to many companies having to look internationally to support the growth of their businesses, which has repercussions for the UK market. Feeding into the skills debate is a core priority for the REC’s Life Sciences group and will be one of the key topics at its latest meeting on Monday 25th June 2012, from 2:30 – 5:30 pm at the Royal Automotive Club in London.
External speakers include Claire Lachlan, International Trade Adviser and Life Science Specialist who will look at how can UKTI support companies to develop in overseas markets. We will also be joined by Pamela Spence, Partner at Ernst & Young and Head of Life Sciences who will provide an overview of global market trends and Implications for specialist recruiters.
Discussions at the meeting will also focus on proposed new Ipsos Mori research on skills in the sector and will provide an opportunity for REC members to drive the group’s campaigning work.
For more information and booking details, please go to http://bit.ly/KuQoGF. You can also book places by calling the REC's customer information line, on 0207 009 2100.