Science Industry Partnership

Skills Solutions

SIP Members receive priority access to a range of skills services provided through Cogent Skills.

A dedicated Member Manager will advise and work with individual member companies to maximise value to employers from these available services. These services have been designed to free up employer internal resources, provide increased value and be delivered at member rates. Every type of organisation in the science industries can become a SIP member.

Apprenticeship Service: Apprenticeship professionals will support you in analysing your needs, designing specific programmes including company bespoke Apprenticeship Training Plans (ATPs) and arranging high quality delivery.

Cogent Training: a national training provider delivering apprenticeships and training solutions, which focus upon the key roles and qualification requirements of the science-based industries. A flexible approach ensures that we can offer solutions to fit your exact requirements, however big or small.  On the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

Placements: dedicated and expert service directed at bringing the best graduate talent into the sector. The service focuses on summer and “year out” placements, identifying undergraduate talent and bringing them into companies through a placement. Undergraduates are matched to company needs securing the best fit for your organisation.  Placement is structured using the unique SIP Graduate Output Profile.

HR and Recruitment services: source high quality candidates for your talent pipeline and can employ apprentices and placement students on your behalf.

Competence Management: Expert consultants will support you to assess, define/refine and implement your competence management system including Company Gold Standard development.

Training courses, including bespoke programmes designed specifically for your company using a range of delivery methods.