Are you serious about your future?

By John Martin @uujohnmartin

Do you want the opportunity to earn whilst you learn? Gain highly recognised qualifications? Be part of a much sought after award winning apprenticeship scheme? Finish your training with no student debt? Have the opportunity to move into a permanent role once your training is complete?

If the answer is yes to all of the above, an apprenticeship with United Utilities might be the perfect match for you.

Starting on a salary of £12.5k with yearly increases, apprentices on United Utilities’ scheme will benefit from working for an employer who is recognised as one of the top employers of apprentices.

The water company also recently built a state-of-the-art technical training centre.

After 42 apprentices on its scheme secured roles last year, the company is opening its doors to new applications on 8 February 2016. With over 50 apprenticeships on offer ranging from human resources too scientists with many more opportunities in between.

Lynn Johnson, talent programme manager from United Utilities said, “Like many industry sectors we need to invest in new talent and our apprentices are vital for our future success.”

“We spend a lot of time investing in our apprentices and their development, to make sure they gain valuable skills and real qualifications.”

When asked what’s the best thing about working for United Utilities, current IT Technical Apprentice Calvin Woods said, “Everyone is really friendly and supportive in helping you achieve your goals.”

“The amount of opportunities we are granted to see different areas of the business and get involved in activities that you normally wouldn’t necessarily get in a regular job is nothing short of brilliant.”

United Utilities has been recognised as a top 100 apprenticeship employer.

The prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds, recognises exceptional contribution in businesses that employ apprentices.

To find out more about United Utilities Apprenticeship scheme, please visit