We have supported apprentices for several years at Pharmaron Biologics and are absolutely thrilled to be involved in this innovative program to develop the skills we rely upon to successfully develop gene therapy products for our customers.  The ATAC scheme means we can access carefully selected academic providers and specifically designed courses for Advanced Therapies and our apprentices gain a much broader experience through the network of UK companies involved in the community.   We have been able to take entry level apprentices and develop them through to degree qualified employees and more recently are accessing apprenticeships to upskill our technical team members, for example in senior level leadership and data science.   Each year we host the GMP module for the technical apprentices at our site, sharing our experience of GMP manufacturing of advanced therapies and showing them around our GMP manufacturing facility to see first hand how these products are made.