‘Appy New Year for Severn Trent apprentices

‘Appy New Year for Severn Trent apprentices

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Apprentices from FTSE 100 Company Severn Trent have graduated from the company’s apprenticeship programme.

A total of 36 apprentices will now take on permanent roles within the company by joining teams that help look after the water and waste services for eight million customers across its region.

Mark Smith, Senior Learning and Development Advisor at Severn Trent, said: “This has been a fantastic and talented group of individuals who have accomplished so much during their apprenticeship. They’ve won Gold at the Industry World Skills competition, competed in the nationwide Brathay apprentice challenge, and also had one of their own named apprentice of the year.

“As well as all this and more, they’re also the first set of apprentices to complete the new industry standards apprenticeship course, with some receiving top marks and graduating with distinctions.”

Severn Trent is the first water company to start apprentices on new industry standards, apprenticeships that are specifically designed for front line operations and maintenance roles.

The graduating apprentices have spent up to three years learning and developing with the company, working in various placements across the region, and now are guaranteed a role in their speciality.

“Our apprentices have been an absolutely integral part of our business, and they’ll play a really important role for us in their new roles,” adds Mark. “The programme gives young people a chance to learn and develop while getting a hands-on experience in an industry that’s constantly evolving.”

Severn Trent has now doubled the number of options available to apprentices by offering eight different schemes, including new programmes such as finance, group commercial and project management, alongside the previous operational and engineering schemes.

“The scheme continues to be a great success and we’re looking forward to welcoming more apprentices in the future,” continues Mark. “I’m positive our apprentices will go on to do great things at Severn Trent, and work hard in making sure our customers always receive the best possible service.”

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