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Published: 6th February 2023

Cogent Skills and Chemical Business Association announce partnership to boost industry talent

Cogent Skills, the sector skills lead for the science and technology sector, is today announcing a skills partnership with the Chemical Business Association (CBA), the voice of the UK chemical supply chain.

The new partnership will see closer employer collaboration around industry skills, and provide CBA members with exclusive access to a practical range of skills services, including policy support, apprenticeship provision and careers outreach training. 

Previous research carried out by Cogent Skills, has highlighted a decline in new apprenticeship starts across the sector, with SME’s particularly hardest hit.

Commenting on the announcement, Justine Fosh, Cogent Skills CEO:

I’m pleased to announce our new skills partnership with the CBA. The chemicals industry is not alone in facing a number of well-documented skills challenges and has a major role to play in securing our net zero future. As the skills experts for the science and technology sector, Cogent Skills can support CBA members in navigating our skills system to capitalise on the opportunity to develop and grow the workforce skills needed for success.

Tim Doggett, Chemical Business Association, CEO:

“I am delighted that we are partnering with Cogent Skills as not only will this bring further value and benefits for members of the Chemical Business Association, it also fits perfectly into our strategy to promote the chemical supply chain as an employer of choice.”

Kate Mingay, Managing Director, Dakram Chemicals & CBA member:

“I am really looking forward to the development of the partnership between Cogent Skills and the Chemical Business Association and working to support CBA members in developing their workforce for the future. Supporting and encouraging new talent is something that I am passionate about and this initiative will bring many mutual benefits to both organisations.”

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