Information for parents

There are many options out there for young people when they leave school and choosing between further education and potential careers can be a difficult decision to make.

We offer unique and exciting apprenticeships in Mechanical/Electrical and Electrical/Instrumentation technical disciplines, a fantastic opportunity for those with a passion for engineering and getting hands-on with the way things work.

These programmes are designed to equip your child with valuable skills both in the classroom and on site with our trained technicians as well as key personal development opportunities

Qualification requirements

For the Electrical/Instrumentation route these are 5 GCSE’s graded 4-9 (A-C) with a minimum of a C grade in English and a grade 5-9 (B) Grade in Maths.

For the Mechanical/Electrical route these are 5 GCSE’s graded 4-9 (A-C) with a minimum of a C grade in English.

Our Thames Water family

Here at Thames Water we offer structured support from our training programme team who visit the colleges and sites on a regular basis to check in on our apprentices and ensure they are thriving in their roles.

We also have a structured support network of previous Thames Water apprentices who are readily on hand to help coach and share valuable advice where needed.

We buddy our apprentices up on site so that they have constant support throughout the programme and our managers hold regular meetings with them throughout years 2-4 when they are out on site to ensure they feel supported throughout their career journey.

More information

We have designed a handy guide to our apprenticeships to help you support your children in making these big decisions:

If you have any further questions after reading our guide, we would be more than happy to answer these for you. Please contact us via:

Recruitment Hotline: +44(0)207 061 3438

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