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2022 Chemical Industry Awards

16 June 2022 

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Skills Award


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.

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 09 May 2022.  The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards on 16 June and a representative from each short-listed company will receive an invitation to attend. Winning applicants should be willing to participate in publicity.

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 in from your skills activity or programme (for example through ROI, productivity, external accreditation, qualifications, attraction and retention of staff etc.)


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


Entries to be made electronically in confidence to Mike Lancaster on the Entry Form signed by a member of the company leadership team, by 21 April 2022.

For further information please contact:

Mike Lancaster
Kings Buildings,
Smith Square,
SW10 3JJ

Tel: 01430 421077
Email: [email protected]

All information provided in the entry form (except the 50 word summary, which will be published for all shortlisted candidates) 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.