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Cogent Skills

About Cogent Skills

Company HQ location: Warrington, Cheshire

Industry: Science & pharmaceuticals

Our company in a nutshell

Cogent Skills is firmly established as the leading provider of recruitment and development services within science-based industries.

Born from a previous National Skills Academy and owned by Science based trade associations, Cogent Skills is not-for-profit, charitable organisation focussed on delivering the best new talent into science. Managing a Science Industry Partnership (SIP) membership model, through which we provide strategic support to the sector, we are seen as the respected voice on science based skills policy.

We deliver recruitment in two really easy ways, firstly we recruit for organisations for you to then work for directly, but secondly we also provide something called an ATA. That means you work for us (payroll, HR etc) but then you work for the Employer day-to-day!

Our roles cover the full scope of roles in science, they could be Lab Scientists, Process Operators, Graphic Designers, Accountancy, Business Admin etc - we always have a real mixture of roles available. We recruit roles at both Graduate and Apprentice levels.

Life at Cogent Skills for apprentices

Cogent Skills is committed to inspiring you! - the next generation of science based professionals, developing & enhancing your career prospects, and providing opportunities for you to work with the big exciting brands in science, including leading Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer, Medimmune, and UCB.

Not only will you get fantastic hands on experience, you will also benefit from on the job best-practice industry learning, earn a competitive salary, play a key role in adding value to an organisation, if you’re an apprentice study towards a nationally recognised qualification AND put yourself firmly in the window for long term career prospects – did we mention no debt as well?


Competitive salary

Potential to gain a nationally recognised qualifications

Work towards a certified portfolio of work

Generous annual leave entitlement

On-the-job learning

Add real value to a business, our learners don’t make the tea!

No debt!