Cogent Skills has been recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK.
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 celebrates employers who score highly in a number of areas, including happiness, pride and wellbeing among their employees.
The scheme analysed 50,000 organisations globally and only recognises those with the highest ratings – and Cogent Skills has been named as one of the best medium-sized employers in the country.
Employing 80 people at offices in Newton Aycliffe and Warrington, Cogent Skills is a charity that supports companies across the science-based industries (including nuclear, life sciences, chemicals, paper and coatings).
Cogent reinvests financial surplus from subsidiary companies which deliver a range of skills services including apprenticeship training and employment, specialist safety training for high hazard sites and assessment services through SIAS. The company supports industries to collaborate to identify and address shared skills challenges, set standards and inspire young people to consider careers in science.
It has been recognised as it scores highly across the full range of metrics: for example, 94 per cent of employees surveyed said they felt pride at being a Cogent Skills employee, 91 per cent said they had confidence in the organisation’s management, and 95 per cent believe Cogent cares for their wellbeing.
Cogent Skills’ Chief Executive Officer, Justine Fosh, said: “We’re thrilled to be named one of the best places to work in the UK.
“As a purpose driven organisation, we are focussed on supporting and investing in the skills for our sector. This starts with our people and this tremendous achievement is testament to the positive culture we’ve built in recent years and how hard we all work to ensure our people are supported and valued.
“Cogent Skills is proud to take its place among other prestigious companies on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list 2024. We take real pride in our workforce and believe that if we take care of our people, then the business and the work we do can only flourish as a result.”