Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community

The Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC) has been established to develop the first apprenticeship programme designed specifically to train and upskill individuals to develop, manufacture and deliver innovative advanced therapies at scale.

Advanced therapies have the potential to address significant and growing unmet healthcare needs. They offer the promise of treating and altering the course of diseases which cannot be addressed adequately by existing pharmaceuticals. The UK is at the leading edge of this disruptive industry and there is an opportunity to build a large-scale industry delivering health and wealth.

Underpinning the success of the industry and fuelling this growth are the skills scientists need to develop, manufacture and deliver these innovative therapies. As the industry grows and companies progress towards manufacturing and delivery, more new and unique skills are required than what is currently available and recruitment and retention of these individuals is becoming increasingly challenging, limiting growth.

Responding to the recommendations of the Advanced Therapies Manufacturing Taskforce, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) was awarded £1.5 million by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to establish the Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC). The purpose of the community is to create a ready supply of skilled talent ranging from manufacturing operatives to technical experts and researchers to fuel the growth of the UK advanced therapies industry.

CGT Catapult is working with industry to develop a series of bespoke apprenticeship standards and continuing professional development programmes that train and upskill individuals to develop, manufacture and deliver advanced therapies at scale.

 

Discover opportunities within the Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community:

Web: https://advancedtherapiesapprenticeships.co.uk

Email: apprenticeshipsinfo@ct.catapult.org.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 728 9500

Twitter: @CGTCatapult

LinkedIn: Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

YouTube: Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

 

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