Students learn valuable lesson about a career in the water industry

30 students from Beamont Collegiate Academy, Bridgewater High School and Sir Thomas Boteler in Warrington, who are part of the The Challenge Academy Trust converged on United Utilities head office to find out what a career in the water industry is all about.

As part of national Learning Week the local year 9 and 10 students found out what opportunities are available in the water industry, with the aim of inspiring them to consider a career with United Utilities in the future.

The students had a peek behind the scenes to see how science and engineering play a massive part in ensuring 7 million customers receive clean, clear water each day.  

The event was led by current United Utilities graduates and apprentices who were on hand to show the students around and discuss what roles and careers are available.

Sally Cabrini Business Services Director from United Utilities said “Attracting and inspiring the next generation of employees to the water industry will be critical to our future success. Water is an essential part of all of our lives, and it was fantastic to share with such enthusiastic students some of the opportunities we can offer at United Utilities”.

Chris Hillidge from Beamont Collegiate Academy said: “We are one of the country’s leading STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) academies and we welcome the opportunity to work with United Utilities to give our students amazing opportunities such as this”

“The students got to see close up the important work that United Utilities do but also the chance to discuss career choices with employees from executive board level to young apprentices just starting on their STEM careers. I’m sure our students will go on to some exciting and rewarding careers in partnership with United Utilities.”

United Utilities is the North West’s only FTSE100 company and is recognised as one of the top employers of apprentices in the UK.