NIS pledges further skills support
With a well-established track record supporting the national skills agenda NIS Limited have furthered their commitment today by signing up to The 5% Club.
The 5% Club is focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce and its members consist of public and private companies who want to make a difference and support the UK’s ability to compete in increasingly tough global markets.
From top left clockwise: Howard Entwistle (Group Finance Director), Steve Wright (Operations Director), Richard Penrose (Group Managing Director) and Gill Marsden (Business Development Director)
NIS made their pledge whilst presenting their skills journey as a case study to peers from across the nuclear sector during the National Skills Academy for Nuclear conference at Liverpool’s iconic Titanic hotel. Speaking after the event NIS Group Managing Director Richard Penrose said “As an SME it is vitally important to us that we continue to think about the next generation of skilled workers that will deliver, and hopefully one day lead, our business. Our apprentices already account for more than 5% of our workforce so I’m delighted that we are able to join the club and play our part in supporting the UKs growth programme”.
By signing the charter NIS pledge that they are:
- Committed to helping the country's growth agenda and acknowledge the importance of developing their people as both a business and social imperative
- Playing their part in addressing youth unemployment and skills shortage
- Pledging to work toward having a minimum 5% of their UK workforce enrolled on formalised apprentice, sponsored student and/or graduate development schemes within five years
- Measuring and reporting on their progress annually against the above metric in our Corporate Social Responsibility section of our Annual Report and Accounts or equivalent document
- Committed to encouraging other businesses to participate in the campaign.