Neil Smith

Head of Workforce Development

Neil leads on the development and delivery of our competence management, bespoke training solutions and workforce development consultancy services. Following on from a 14 year career as an Aircraft Engineering Artificer in the Royal Navy, he has spent the last 26 years supporting the development of workforce skills across a range of manufacturing industry sectors, joining Cogent Skills in 2008, leading our Process Safety Management programme activities since 2010 and competence management support services from 2015.

Neil was instrumental in developing the PSM programme, its training standards, delivery network and quality assured provision, and continues to work closely with employers and subject matter experts to design and develop a range of bespoke training and competence assessment solutions.