This award is open to companies working in the science industry sector.

Skills Award

Complete the online entry form



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 10 May 2024.  The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards Dinner.  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 1 independent expert.

Closing Date

Entries to be made in confidence to Diana Tamayo on the Entry Form, signed by a member of the company leadership team, by 12 April 2024.

Further Information

For further information please contact:

Diana Tamayo

Chemical Industries Association
Kings Buildings
Smith Square
SW10 3JJ
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7963 6791


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.