You’re hired! INS welcomes two new commercial apprentices

This week INS has been delighted to welcome Sophie Gascoigne and Sam Chadwick as they embark on their four year degree apprenticeship with us.

Sophie and Sam have joined the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Scheme at nearby Manchester Metropolitan University. They will work full time within the INS Commercial team whilst studying towards a BA (Hons) in Business Management.

Apprenticeships lead to a range of exciting career paths in the wider nuclear industry. Degree apprenticeships, like the one Sophie and Sam are starting, enable young people to study for a degree whilst they work and earn.

Sophie said:

“I was looking for an alternative to a full time university course and the INS and MMU degree apprenticeship seemed like the perfect fit. It’s enhanced both my educational and professional opportunities and the work INS does is really interesting.”

Sam added:

“The work INS does to help solve UK and global nuclear challenges is fascinating. I’m really happy to be developing my career here, whilst studying for a degree at the same time. It will be demanding and challenging, but the rewards will be huge”.

INS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and an important part of their people strategy is to support apprenticeships in its Site Licence Companies (SLCs), subsidiaries and in its supply chain businesses.

Degree apprenticeships are designed so that students are embedded within a business helping contribute to its success, whilst at the same time avoiding the burden of university fees and gaining their degree ‘debt free’.

It’s a win-win outcome and INS is proud to be a part of it.