Our apprenticeship programme
We have apprentices throughout Devon and Cornwall across most areas of the business.
As part of the programme, apprentices will complete a technical certificate with their training provider. They will also undertake a structured vocational learning course which will lead to a nationally accredited qualification. All qualifications are tailored to the work that apprentices will be completing during their time here at South West Water.
Our current apprentices fulfil roles in the following areas:
- Drinking Water Operations
- Waste Water Operations
- Civil Engineering
- Information Technology
- Source Customer Service
- Technical Services
All apprentices work with a designated mentor when they begin their apprenticeship, who they can rely on for support.
We have an established apprentice community, known as The Apprenticeship Team (The A-Team), which our apprentices set up. The group meets regularly for lunches, followed by an information session from employees around the business, on anything from the water industry to employee development. It's also a great way for both operational apprentices and head office apprentices to meet and get to know each other.
Some of the Apprenticeship Team members pictured below:
Anyone interested in apprenticeships should search 'South West Water' on the National Apprenticeship Service website.