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At the heart of any great business are the people who work in it and as a company we are passionate about providing opportunities to people in the South West.

We offer award-winning apprenticeships in a variety of business disciplines. All of our roles are designed to give you valuable work experience whilst earning a salary with all of your training included. You will work alongside experienced colleagues who are keen to pass on their knowledge, skills and passion to you.

We offer apprenticehsips in the following areas of the business:



Drinking Water Services



Waste Water Services

Shared services


Watch the videos below to see what our apprentices think and why they would recommend a role with us.

Apprentice stories

Antony's story

“I was hit hard by corona-virus, having lost my job as an aircraft engineer last February. When I saw the advert for a Laboratory apprentice, I leapt at the chance to join a job that supports my local area and the environment.

“Since starting, I’ve been welcomed whole-heartedly by the friendly staff. Although restrictions have meant that we must socially distance and wear face masks throughout the working day, the lab staff still perform their roles valiantly and work together to overcome the problems these limitations pose.

“Already, I’ve been trained on two analysing instruments, as well as to mix necessary solutions and how to record the results of tests performed. The apprenticeship includes a college course: a level 3 BTEC in Applied Science. One day a week is dedicated to working towards this qualification. I‘m very much enjoying my new role and couldn’t be happier with the way things have turned out. I’m looking forward to a progressive career path with South West Water.”


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Jim's story

“Since starting as a Laboratory apprentice at South West Water in November 2020, I’ve had a life-changing experience. During the summer I decided that I wanted a change in career and it wasn’t until this apprenticeship opportunity came up that I found something I felt I’d enjoy.

“All of my colleagues have been nothing but understanding and helpful with anything I do. As I started working here during the middle of the pandemic, I’ve probably faced more difficulties than the average person starting a new job but I’ve settled in well and I look forward to what’s on the horizon.”



All our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the National Apprenticeship Service website and on Our vacancies page.