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SIP Skills Impact
11 April 2024

Understand the impact SIP has had over the last 10 years within the science industries.

UK Life Sciences workforce factsheet
9 April 2024

The number of people choosing a career in life sciences has risen by 17 per cent over five years, new figures have revealed – including a 5.4 per cent increase in the most recent 12 months for which data has been collated.

Future Skills for the Chemicals Industry
5 February 2024

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.

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.

Launching our latest report: A greenprint on skills for the low-carbon industries
25 July 2023

Cogent Skills is proud to launch its newest report, ‘A greenprint on skills for the low-carbon industries’. This is a strategic roadmap which will help …

Act Now to Reverse Decline in Science Sector Apprenticeship Starts
2 February 2023

The Government must take action now to halt the decline in the number of new science sector apprenticeships starts in England.

Could Human Error Impact Your High Hazard Operations?
28 November 2022

An industry resource article, sharing insight and lessons relating to Human Factors and Competence Management Framework Systems. Process Safety Critical Systems and Procedures Which Framework …

COMAH Major Hazard Leadership Intervention Tool
11 November 2022

An HSE publication for COMAH site Leaders, based on established guidance, incorporating key aspects of several industry-led documents and lessons from recent major hazard incidents, …

Inspection of Competence Management Systems at COMAH Establishments (Operational Delivery Guide)
10 November 2022

Major hazard organisations require competent staff who have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to undertake critical tasks in such a way as to prevent …

Educate your Boss
3 November 2022

PSM is not just for process safety professionals! You could be missing out on something that your peers or competitors have in hand.

A Skills Manifesto for the Science Industries:
3 October 2022

Four priorities for technical education and workplace learning.

Focusing on current apprenticeship and technical education policy in England, this manifesto outlines four key recommendations that would enable the UK science sector to take significant strides forward to secure the skills needed now and in the future.

SIP West Midlands Life Sciences Skills Report
28 September 2022

Life Sciences, and in particular Health and Medical Technologies, play an instrumental role in the economy of the West Midlands. With over 400 business across the combined authority area, employing 11,000 people and generating over £4 billion of GVA1.

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