Technology systems provider invests in new talent

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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 (18), Tom Rickers (17) and Michael Cunningham (26).  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.

Inspec Solutions specialises in the production of bespoke automation and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) systems, allowing customers to extract data from plant level equipment and systems and presenting this for supervisory and management intelligence purposes.

The company has successfully designed, implemented, and installed over 800 complex technology projects, of all sizes both nationally and worldwide since its formation in 2000. Systems have ranged from remote control and monitoring of an unmanned gas platform where the control room is physically sited onshore, to control and safety systems for conveying & robotic palletising machines for the food industry.

Inspec was formed in 2000 by three control engineers, the company slowly built on reputation and quality of projects to become a major player in systems for the metals industries. Although metals is still an important part of the business the company is now supplying technology systems into most industries using a wide range of systems, technologies and processes.

The company purchased its first premises in 2005 and in 2016 bought a newly refurbished 12,000sqft Victorian Steelworks building ready for its next phase of planned expansion.

For any business looking to automate their production processes, upgrade obsolete systems, adopt I4.0 technologies or benefit from a bespoke software application integrating from the plant floor to the boardroom, visit the website