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Queens Hotel, Leeds  |  15 June 2017

Skills Award sponsored by Cogent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE

 

This award is open to companies working in the science industry sector. Its purpose is to recognise the employer who has done the most to contribute to the acquisition of skills by the company’s workforce through an active skills development work programme. A good example of this is the Cogent Gold Standard, but companies who follow similar aims by a different approach are encouraged to apply.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

This award is open to all companies working in the science industry sector.  Following initial judging, applicants will be notified if they have been short-listed by 28 April.  The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards Dinner on 15 June in Leeds and a representative from each short-listed company will receive an invitation to attend. Winning applicants should be willing to participate in publicity.

 

 

CRITERIA

 

Contenders for this Award will be judged against the following criteria:

 

  • Illustration of how your skills activities or programme supports your company’s strategic business plan and how it is owned by the company / site leadership team
  • A continuous learning approach to developing employees
  • Innovative approaches to training and competence development of the workforce – demonstrated by examples
  • Demonstration of the business benefits increase in skills from your activity or programme (for example through ROI, productivity, external accreditation, qualifications, attraction and retention of staff etc.)

 

 

JUDGING

 

The judging Panel will consist of the sponsor, a CIA staff member and at least one independent expert.

 

 

CLOSING DATE

 

Entries to be made electronically in confidence to Mike Lancaster on the Entry Form signed by a member of the company leadership team, by Monday 10 April 2017.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

For further information please contact:

 

Mike Lancaster

CIA

Kings Buildings

Smith Square

London

SW10 3JJ

 

Tel: 01430 421077

Email: lancasterm@cia.org.uk

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

 

All information provided in the entry form will be treated in the strictest confidence. It will be used solely for the purpose of judging.

 

Applicants will be consulted in case it is wished to use some material for future publicity purposes or for development of case studies.

Please click here to download the application form.

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