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Influential green skills expert joins Cogent Skills
5 February 2024

Green skills expert Jude Knight has joined Cogent Skills as the organisation’s new Low Carbon Strategic Skills Lead, bringing her experience to help the organisation drive forward the green skills agenda.

Future Skills for the Chemicals Industry

The UK chemicals sector is a key enabler for achieving Net-Zero. The sector provides many of the
technologies needed to transition
to a low carbon economy, and our highlyskilled, technically advanced workforce can play a leading role in the charge for industrial decarbonisation.

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.

UK life sciences stepping up efforts to increase equality, diversity and inclusion
12 December 2023

New report celebrates success and identifies opportunities for further progress.

Autumn Statement 2023 summary
23 November 2023

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Autumn Statement this week. Below is a summary of the key announcements concerning our sectors.

Functional skills funding update
2 November 2023

The funding uplift for functional skills – announced in the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative party conference – will take effect from January 2024, the government has confirmed.

Leading science employer helping bring science to life
31 October 2023

Leading pharmaceutical company Pfizer has developed a suite of educational materials to engage school students in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Party Conference Season, Skills Round-up
16 October 2023

As the 2023 party conference season draws to a close, we’re taking a look at the policies and proposals on skills and education from the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats. These policies primarily affect the systems in England.

10 science influencers to follow (part two)
12 October 2023

Here’s part two of our guide to ten science influencers to follow on social media.

Cogent Skills supporting Ukrainian health and safety professionals to protect critical infrastructure
2 October 2023

Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the war has caused extensive damage to much of the country’s civilian infrastructure and many industrial sites, further increasing potential hazards to people working across a range of sectors.

Social mobility – is it under threat?
18 September 2023

For decades, social mobility has been a key benefit of education – whether through academic or more vocational means – and has been at the heart of the aspirations of one generation for the one which follows.

Good news for the science industry – so what’s next?
13 September 2023

Last week, science was firmly in the news agenda thanks to two interesting and potentially significant developments which could impact the skills landscape across the industry.

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