Cogent Skills

Cogent Skills

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About Cogent Skills

• Mission. To serve Science Industry companies with their skills and talent needs • Vision. To be the preferred partner to Science Industry companies for their skills solutions Cogent Skills is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, working with companies from across the science industries embracing Life Sciences, Industrial Sciences and Nuclear. Established in 2002, Cogent has almost 20 years’ worth of expertise in skills for science industries. It both responds to the skills demands of business and connects with government skills policies to ensure the right environment for skills to flourish. Everything that we do is underpinned by a robust quality system. Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic skills body, working alongside the leadership of sector employers to raise skills levels and operates through the following group structure: • Cogent Skills • Cogent Skills Services • Cogent Skills Training • Nuclear Skills Academy (NSAN) • Science Industries Apprenticeships Standards (SIAS) Collectively these companies’ purpose is entirely focused on skills – supporting the skills needs and ambitions of individual employers and their employees.

Cogent Skills is the parent body and acts as the strategic partner to industry and provider of support to the Science Industry Partnership (SIP), Downstream Advisory Council (DAC) and the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) which are now fully established and developing as Membership forums. The Cogent Group’s strategic objectives are:

§ To have a pipeline of young people with the capability, drive and ambition to build a globally competitive science-based industry in the UK; and

§ To deliver competence and compliance skills and services for the existing workforce; and § To support the development of, and acquire the skills needed to adopt new technologies and innovate new products and services.