Inspec Invests in New Talent

Inspec Solutions, a technology systems provider to industries including Petrochemical, Food & Beverage, Power Generation and Metals industry, based in Sheffield, has invested in its future by recruiting three new Apprentices.

The Apprentices are Tom Oakley (19), Michael Cunningham (26) and Tom Rickers (18). All three Apprentices are undertaking BSc’s in Electrical Engineering with Sheffield Hallam University and are working as Assistant Controls Engineers at Inspec Solutions. They join five Apprentices already employed at the company as it continues to commit to investing in its own talent.

Mark Ritson, Managing Director at Inspec Solutions, explains: “We are constantly looking to increase our talent pool and strongly believe in training up our own engineers to grow and develop within the business. This is our fourth cohort of Apprentices and we really do recognise the value they bring to the business. We’ve kept a competitive edge by investing in our people – and our commitment to developing our own engineers through apprentice schemes is a big part of this.”

Inspec Solutions is part of the 5% Club, which is a movement of employers for whom at least 5% of the business is made up of Apprentices, working to create a shared prosperity across the UK by driving ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities.

Mark Ritson continues: “We are proud to be members of the 5% club, which demonstrates our commitment to investing in Apprenticeships.”

Inspec Solutions recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in a year when sales grew by 30% with new contracts secured for its automation and process control solutions in the power generation, petrochemical and education & research sectors.

Attercliffe-based Inspec Solutions employs 25 highly qualified engineers and software developers and has established a bespoke degree apprenticeship scheme to continually nurture talent in-house.

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Tom Oakley / Michael Cunningham / Tom Rickers