The nuclear supply chain working in apprentice collaboration

Brad Scott, from Adlington is an engineering apprentice with NIS Ltd in Chorley  and is in his fourth and final year. Brad was in need of some additional experience in CNC machining, in looking for an innovative way of obtaining this much needed experience Paul Jones, Production Manager at NIS, approached Stuart Walker, his counterpart here at Lyndhurst Precision Engineering to see if we could help out in anyway as they are a trusted supplier to NIS and have a state of the art CNC machining centre.

Both companies place great emphasis and value in the National Apprenticeship Schemes and have between them, fully supported many apprentices over the years.  A secondment agreement has now been put in place which means Brad will have the opportunity to work alongside skilled staff in Lyndhurst Precision to gain the additional experience needed to complete his apprenticeship before going on to further his studies.

This is a prime example of a positive working relationship between companies in the nuclear supply chain in sharing good practice and working collaboratively to achieve common goals.  We hope that this can be a start of many more similar arrangements which will ensure that the talent of the future continues to grow and develop while being kept within the supply chain for the benefit of all involved.