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The UK Commission has so far invested £111m in 124 projects with 36 different organisations.

Our £111m investment has been matched by £103m of employer investment.  All of our investment is aimed at driving a positive shift in employers’ attitudes to investing in skills. 

Use the links below to view our current investment portfolio. You can view by project title, fund, Sector Skills Council, or sector. 

Please note: the information on this website only relates to those Employer Investment Fund and Growth and Innovation Fund investments managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.  For information on the National Skills Academy and Joint Investment Programme investments managed by the Skills Funding Agency please visit the GIF pages on the Skills Funding Agency's website.



Bioscience, Chemical, Nuclear and other energy

  • Cogent: Life Sciences

    21 Dec 2011

    This project will provide a skills infrastructure to support a home grown talent pipeline for the UK Life Sciences sector. The investment will market test and stimulate employer investment in UK skills by developing four employer led and employer supported propositions.

  • Cogent: Nuclear

    12 Jan 2012

    Three interrelated strands of work to ensure the skills are in place at the right time for the Nuclear industry.

  • Cogent: Process Industries

    4 Jan 2012

    Establishing the Gold Standard as the Process Industry standard for skills and its de facto voluntary ‘Licence to Practise’.

  • Life Sciences Skills Pathway

    6 Oct 2011

    This Cogent project aims to increase the supply of essential skills to the UK Life Sciences economy by increasing the number of science technicians and the development of more ‘work‐ready’ graduates through an employability kite marking scheme.

  • Life Sciences SMEs and Licence to Practise

    30 Jun 2011

    Cogent are exploring the applicability of a framework to operate based on the existing Cogent Gold Standard. The focus will be on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Life Sciences sector.

  • National Skills Academy for Nuclear – Transformational Growth in the Nuclear Industry- A National Nuclear Gateway

    12 Aug 2013

    NSA for nuclear have developed a project that will build upon the experiences and learning via the Skills Academy and develop them by introducing a new online portal and learning resources.

  • SME Gold Standard Skills

    6 Oct 2011

    Cogent are developing a bespoke approach for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) which will increase employer investment in skills and raise professional standards through the use of the Gold Standard competency framework.

  • Technical Apprenticeship Service (TAS) for Science based industries

    6 Oct 2011

    Cogent are launching the Technical Apprenticeship Service (TAS) that will double Apprenticeship numbers in the science-based industries, particularly in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and deliver over 1000 new apprenticeships into the Science sector by 2017.

  • Women and Work

    30 Jun 2011

    Cogent’s project will deliver opportunities for women to provide them with the confidence to move into non traditional roles, and build on existing skills and to take on more responsibility and duties. It will also assist women into leadership and management roles.


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