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Developing Today's Workforce, Creating Tomorrow's

Cogent Skills apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.

Whether you’re an employer looking to fill skills gaps or utilise your Apprenticeship Levy, or you’re looking for your next career step, we have an expert team with years of experience to guide you along the way.

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A fully managed service to overcome headcount restrictions and outsource employment responsibilities.

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Pfizer

Pfizer is one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, discovering, developing and providing over 160 different medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products to help improve the lives of millions of people in the UK and around the world every year. Pfizer is also one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers according to Rate My Apprenticeship.

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Amgen

Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies who launch new medicines that reach millions of patients worldwide. Amgen use cutting-edge science and technology to study the subtlest biological mechanisms in search of therapies that will improve the lives of those who suffer from serious diseases. Amgen were also named in the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ list for 2019 by FORTUNE Magazine.

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Lonza

Lonza is a leading supplier to the life science industries. Lonza focus on creating a healthy environment, promoting a healthier lifestyle and preventing illness through consumers' preventive healthcare, as well as improving patient healthcare by supporting customers to deliver innovative medicines that help treat or even cure severe diseases.

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Allergan

Allergan, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a bold, global pharmaceutical company. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercialising branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

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ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is the world's largest independent exploration and production company, producing crude oil and natural gas globally. Across 16 countries of operations, 10,800 people work for ConocoPhillips. In 2018, ConocoPhillips were named as a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes.

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Huntsman

Huntsman is a global manufacturer of chemicals and aims to enrich lives through innovation by developing products that make a vibrant world possible for future generations. Huntsman serve a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets, including: transportation, home life, construction, energy and fuels, and clothing and footwear.

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Lotte Chemical UK

From soft drinks bottles to fashion, trigger sprays to cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging, Lotte Chemical’s PET resin is used in wide range of polyester products throughout Europe and beyond. Based at their 64-acre manufacturing facility at Wilton in Teesside, Lotte Chemical produce in excess of 350,000 tonnes of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) resin chips every year.

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SABIC

SABIC is one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies, operating on Teesside since 2006, through its subsidiary, SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited. SABIC currently employees over 500 FTE manufacturing employees across Teesside as well as over 400 contractors, all helping to run and maintain the assets safely and efficiently.

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