What the Wessex Water apprenticeship entails
Apprentices gain hands-on experience across the region’s many Wessex Water sites as well as undertaking formal learning at the company’s training centre in Yeovil as well as a college close to their home. These include sites at Bournemouth/Poole, Weymouth, Bristol, Chippenham and Bridgwater.
During the scheme, apprentices work towards BTEC and Level 3 Extended Diploma qualifications as well as the possibility of studying for an HNC where appropriate.
Benefits of a career at Wessex Water
Apprentices are treated the same as all staff and are given 24 days annual holiday plus bank holidays and entry to the pension scheme. Post-apprenticeship they also have the opportunity to further their education, potentially working towards a degree and many go on to gain IEng Incorporated Engineer and/or CEng (Chartered Engineer) professional registration.
The company is proud of its relationship with the IET and what it can offer its engineering team.
“The IET’s approval of Wessex Water’s apprenticeship scheme builds on the IET’s formal accreditation of the IEng and CEng professional development schemes. Apprentices can now complete their training with an externally recognised professional qualification and a good platform for continued development. It shows a career with Wessex Water can involve developing engineering skills, climbing the ladder and gaining externally recognised professional qualifications,” highlights the company’s senior energy management technician.
The application process
From the initial applicants, 150 are selected by CV review to come along to an assessment day where their literacy, numeracy and engineering skills are tested. From each location, five to ten applicants are then invited to an interview, which is carried out by members of Wessex Water’s engineering and management team.
Interested in joining the Wessex Water apprenticeship scheme? Find out more about applying on the company’s careers web area