Improving the skills of science based company employees ensures the UK scientific sector is globally competitive. The industry has highlighted a number of areas where help is required and our Workforce Development initiatives are the result. These are underpinned by the Cogent Gold Standard.
Companies report that having invested in the development of their workforce has had the following results: a reduction in customer complaints; a reduction in near miss reporting; improved staff retention; and an increase in staff taking ownership of problems. All these benefits and more lead to better run, safer and more profitable businesses.