Budding engineers, scientists and those with a passion for the industry have until the end of March to apply for a coveted place on the growing Thames Water apprenticeship scheme.
A record forty placements are available on the company’s popular and long-running programme, which offers expert on-the-job training at sites across London and the Thames Valley.
Those interested are able to meet company representatives at upcoming events organised to mark National Apprentice Week, which runs until Friday.
Laura Feltz, Thames Water, said: “Apprentices play such a key role in delivering the essential service to our customers. It’s a great opportunity to gain practical experience and valuable qualifications, and we welcome applications from anyone interested in taking their first steps into a rewarding career.
“There’s a variety of roles available in mechanical, electrical and laboratory positions, and this year we’ve added a new health, safety, security and wellbeing role.”
More than 100 apprentices are currently enrolled in various stages of the four-year programme, which has a 100 per cent pass rate in the final year.
Events taking place this week are at the City and Guilds Celebration of Apprentices Event, London (March 5), The World of Work Roadshow, Twickenham (March 6) and Highgate School Apprenticeship Event, Highgate (March 7).
Matthew Gair, a Thames Water technical apprentice, said: “I chose an apprenticeship at Thames Water because of the fantastic opportunities it provides. As well as a great apprenticeship programme, Thames Water offers superb opportunities to learn and develop other skills as you progress through your apprenticeship and then onwards through your career.”
Thames Water has increased the number of apprenticeships available over the last five years, rising from seven placements in 2014 to 40 in 2019. As part of its £11.7 billion business plan for 2020-25, the company will continue to grow the scheme, alongside its internal training programmes, to ensure a skilled and sustainable workforce for the future.
For more information and to apply visit thameswater.co.uk/apprentices.