Maximising business performance through
The National Skills Academy
for Process Industries exists to increase skills and competence
across the UK Process Industry Sector. We help employers drive
organisational performance and deliver a return on investment.
We are unique in that
we are licensed by Government and led by employers, to deliver a
national, co-coordinated training and skills service through our
network of quality assured providers.
We work differently to
other organisations in the field of skills and training, as we
benchmark workforce skills against an industry endorsed standard
that we call the Gold Standard.
relationship between Cogent and the Skills
Cogent has developed
a close and synergistic relationship with the Skills Academy in
order to develop and quality assure vocational training that is
valued and used by every company they represent.
Cogent's focus is
towards developing strategic skills action plans, considering
future business environments and the implications on skills, as
well as setting standards and representing the employer
The Skills Academy
engages with employers and then commissions and delivers skills
solutions, products and services to meet customer
The National Skills
Academy for Process Industries is part of a national network of Skills Academies
which span a variety of sectors.
The Skills Academy Board
Our Board, chaired by Allan
M Laing, Chief Executive, Pentagon Chemicals Limited meets on a
regular basis and is central to directing the direction and
strategy of the Skills Academy.
The board is comprised of
the following members:
Having a diverse, inclusive
and experienced Board allows us to tap in to a wide range of talent
and viewpoints, and better serve our customers.
Find out more
If you feel you fit the bill and would like to contribute to the future success of the process industries, please forward a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the Academy Board to:
Become an Associate with the Skills
The National Skills Academy
Process Industries has been developed to present employers with a
streamlined approach to skills training. We aim to develop a strong
network of Training Providers, Consultants and Analysts to deliver
the training and skills needs expressed by industry employers. We
support the Chemical, Polymer, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing,
Downstream, Biotechnology and Composite sectors.
The concept of an Associate
is an important one for the further development and sustainability
of the Academy. We are a small organisation with big plans to
produce products and services that are cutting edge. We also intend
to position the Academy at the centre of the skills agenda for the
An Associate is an
individual (or possibly a partnership of individuals or private
limited company) providing essential services to the Academy which
are not available internally. Through the registration of
specialist knowledge and areas of expertise the Academy will create
a pool of potential Associate called upon for support on a needs
Associate will offer one or
more specialist skills such as:
Associates will work on a
self employed basis as opposed to fixed-term contract work. This
will help ensure costs are properly budgeted and allocated against