A Scientific Approach to Skills

Cogent Skills supports science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success.

We understand that recruiting new talent and ensuring you maximise the potential of your current workforce is key to your future success.

We bring a holistic approach to addressing your people development challenges, using our employer-led benchmarking tools to unlock key insights into your organisation.

The benefits to our approach include:

  • Solutions tailored to your organisation’s skills needs – with a focus on science industry a capabilities
  • Improved performance through your people –  through skills benchmarking against the Gold Standard
  • A people development strategy that drives business performance – using key milestones

We can also help you make the business case for skills

Cogent Skills can provide an end-to-end skills service – whether you are seeking to bring in fresh talent, upskill your workforce, develop your leaders or improve your process safety, we have an employer-led solution. We specialise in:



Competence Management Solutions

Training Courses   

New Talent

Our New Talent arm can source all your specialist new talent needs in one place. Whether you are developing a programme for thirty apprentices, recruiting graduates on a Placement or hiring a single laboratory manager we have a responsive specialist team in place which includes industry, provider and recruitment professionals.

Workforce Development  

Our Cogent Workforce arm is made up of expert consultants who are senior industry professionals, with sector specific backgrounds. They work to help businesses with skills development, with a focus on achieving a real return on investment. Our service is underpinned by the Cogent Gold Standard our highly-respected, employer-led Skills Framework – this has led to the development over 30 Gold Standard job roles. 


Workforce skills development is provided through a range of Cogent Skills (formerly NSAPI) developed, industry focussed courses including expert technical specialities, process safety, leadership & management and biotechnology, covering all levels from operators to the Board. All our proprietary courses are developed to meet training standards developed in association with employers and Cogent. We also have an extensive assured provider network delivering qualifications, and industry-related training courses.

Cogent Skills Services Brochure

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