NIS SHE Manager wins STEM Ambassador Award
NIS is delighted to announce that Richard Taffs NIS SHE Manager has been awarded the first ever STEM Ambassador Award at the UK Nuclear Skills Awards held on Thursday 10th March at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester.
(Richard pictured with our latest intake of Apprentices. From left to right, Stuart Burkes, Brad Scott, Sean Tweedale, Mark Church, Jack Ashton and Richard Taffs)
The award which is sponsored by BAE Systems aims to celebrate those who have dedicated themselves to developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in schools and colleges.
This news follows on from a fantastic 12 months for Richard who was recently awarded STEMnet “STEM ambassador of the year 2015” for his dedication to the STEM programme. Over the last year Richard has completed over 79 STEM activities ranging from primary school to further education colleges. With the support of NIS Richard has been able to bring students into our engineering and manufacturing environment to gain experience of the challenges faced within engineering and the fantastic opportunities available within our industry.
Speaking after the ceremony NIS Group Managing Director Richard Penrose said “We are absolutely thrilled that Richard has once again been recognised for his continued dedication to the STEM agenda, the energy and enthusiasm that he puts into the programme is truly incredible. Richard is one of over fifty NIS STEM ambassadors that have been trained and deployed since we started our STEM programme in 2008, with many of them carrying out additional activities in their own time. I know I speak for the whole organisation when I say how proud we are of them and the reputation we have gained as being a company that is committed to developing the skills of the future”.