Wessex Water has announced it is to recruit almost 40 apprentices to work across the region, including Bath, with opportunities for people to work in engineering, construction, operations, computing and customer service roles.
It is the biggest recruitment drive for apprentices the company, which employs more than 2,200 employees, has ever seen.
Over the year’s apprentices that have joined Wessex Water have gone on to become senior managers and further their career.
Becca Thurston, apprenticeship coordinator at Wessex Water, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to gain experience, learn new skills, study towards a qualification and start a career with a Wessex Water apprenticeship.
“Never before have we recruited so many apprentices working in different areas of our business. It means whatever your interest, the likelihood is we have an apprenticeship for you.”
The growth of the company’s apprentice programme will support the Government’s aim of three million new apprentices by 2020, a key theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, which celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Ashlea Lane, who started his career as an apprentice at Wessex Water and is now general manager of supply services, said: “My apprenticeship allowed me to secure a career at a great company where I have been able to advance through the organisation.
“I would absolutely recommend the apprenticeship route to others. My experience is that an apprenticeship was much more tailored to my interests and style of learning and allowed me to gain experience and skills while gaining qualifications.”
The company is holding an apprenticeship open day on Saturday 12th March between 10am and 1pm at its regional operations centre in Bath.
For more information visit: www.wessexwater.co.uk/careers.