Recruitment – Apprentices & Graduates


Our team is made up of experts in building targeted recruitment campaigns and processes.

We specialise in recruiting for apprentices, undergraduates and graduates within science using companies. Whatever your requirements are, we will create a bespoke recruitment campaign whilst protecting your employer brand.

Our recruitment service includes:

  • Preparation of a job description based upon your specific requirements
  • Advertising your vacancy
  • Capturing all candidates who apply in a job specific database.
  • Screening candidates via video interviews which can be viewed by hiring managers prior to face to face interviews
  • Arranging face to face interviews & preparing candidates beforehand
  • Advising both successful & unsuccessful candidates and providing feedback
  • Matching training provision if required

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4-Step Application Process

Apply Online
1. Apply Online

Over 99% of applicants rated our application process easy to use.

Profile Matching
2. Profile Matching

Our recruitment team ensure the perfect match between applicant and employer.

Anytime Video Interview
3. Anytime Video Interview

Shortlisted applicants complete a one-way video interview which can be taken at any location, at any time on desktop or mobile.

Face to face interviews
4. Face to face interviews

We arrange a final face to face interview between the applicant and employer.

Our recruitment process is designed to source the best candidate for each individual opportunity. We provide a quality service and central to this is taking time to understand your needs. It is important to us that we build a high level of synergy between you and the candidate; this allows us to deliver the best candidate within the appropriate timescales.

How we reach potential applicants:

  • All major social media channels
  • Our own talent pools
  • Our website which is also optimised for google jobs listings
  • Links with local, schools colleges and universities
  • Leading recruitment platforms (indeed, total jobs)
  • Local LEPs

What Our Clients Say

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Cogent Skills did a fantastic job of providing us with a group of very high calibre candidates against very tight timescales. The selection of 4 positions from the pool was very difficult because of the standard of candidates, how well prepared they were and their enthusiasm for the role. We look forward to continuing to work with Cogent Skills in the future.

Kevin Thrower - Fujifilm

A flawless experience. Their professionalism and expertise was invaluable in the preparation of an amazing short-list of candidates that, in turn, led to the recruitment of a fantastic placement student. I would highly recommend use of their recruitment skills to other employers.

Nigel Corns - Vivimed Labs Europe Ltd

Cogent advertised, shortlisted and interviewed our candidates and found us our ideal student.

Stuart Penny - High Force Research Ltd

Cogent provided Concept with a shortlist of suitable candidates which speeded up our recruitment process and saved Concept a lot of time. Most importantly we got an apprentice who brings skills to the team and aids our ongoing success.

Colin Savery - Concept Chemicals

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