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Budget 2024
7 March 2024

We are very pleased the Chancellor announced a significant funding package for research and development and manufacturing projects across the life sciences, automotive and aerospace sectors.

Important new apprenticeship and standard approved
21 December 2023

A new apprenticeship for Process Industry Manufacturing Technicians and an updated standard for Science Manufacturing Technicians have been approved, following extensive development and design work by a trailblazer group of industry professionals and facilitated by Cogent Skills.

How industrial placements can help you future-proof your talent pipeline
3 August 2023

The industrial manufacturing sector faces a serious challenge in the UK. Companies currently have 72,000 unfilled vacancies and this – combined with an ageing workforce set to result in a significant number of expected retirements over the next five years – means employers of all sizes need to take action.

Meet Natalie Webster
3 July 2023

Natalie Webster was one of the first cohort of apprentices supported by Cogent Skills in 2012.

Flexi-Job Apprenticeships: A beginner’s guide
27 April 2023

In 2021, the government introduced Flexi-Job Apprenticeships – these are designed to ensure those sectors and occupations where short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models are the norm can access the benefits of apprenticeships.

They are available to employers and apprentices in two ways: with or without a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency (FJAA).

All Cogent Skills Learners have access to the UKs largest health and wellbeing support platform Health Assured
28 March 2023

All Cogent Skills learners are able to access online and telephone support through Health Assured

A response to the Spring Budget 2023 from Justine Fosh, CEO of Cogent Skills
16 March 2023

In light of the current challenging labour market conditions, we welcome any move to increase access to skills and encourage people back to work.

Join #TheBigConversation 
27 October 2022

Join #TheBig Conversation with IfATE (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education) and improve skills policy.

Cogent Skills Apprenticeship Delivery Successful Matrix Accreditation
8 July 2022

Cogent Skills Apprenticeship Delivery Successfully Achieve Matrix Accreditation The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG), …

Changes to ESFA Apprenticeship Funding Rules 2022
29 June 2022

Summary of Changes ESFA Apprenticeship Funding Rules 2022 The ESFA have released their draft funding rules for the 2022/2023 academic year which will commence on …

Cogent employee recognised for going above and beyond when it comes to health and safety
18 May 2022

Matthew Slater, a Process Technician apprentice employed by Cogent Skills and hosted at Venator has been recognised for going above and beyond when it comes …

British Science Week 2022
11 March 2022

British Science Week 2022 11-20 March British Science Week 2022 is underway and is an extended ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The …

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