National Apprentice Week is encouraging water companies including Wessex Water, South West Water and Thames Water to look out for new apprentices.
Thames Water are looking for apprentices with a science background for the first time, for a three-year scheme where two apprentices will work in its Reading-based science laboratory. The company said it will still recruit apprentices for maintenance and engineering roles in the future.
Wessex Water is looking for an apprentice to work in it’s science department, two further trainees will work in customer services departments. The apprentices will have an opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as an NVQ though Wessex’s partnership with City of Bristol College.
South West Water said it is expanding its apprentice scheme following an initial launch in 2011. It is recruiting trainees to work within its drinking water and technical services departments.