Apprenticeship open evening a huge success

More than 600 people attended United Utilities’ first ever apprenticeship open evening this week.

Taking place at Lingley Mere in Warrington, on the first day of National Apprenticeship week, attendees were able to talk to current apprentices from the company to find out about more than 30 opportunities available at the North West water company.

More than 80% of the apprenticeships available will play a key role in helping to make the North West greener, by focusing on reducing carbon emissions or making environmental improvements as part of United Utilities’ commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030. 

Apprenticeship opportunities are available in water and wastewater treatment, construction, bioresources, fleet, customer services and more with the roles due to start in September 2023.

Adrienne McFarland, People Director, at United Utilities, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people and so much enthusiasm for the variety of apprenticeships available with us this year. Our apprenticeships offer a fantastic pathway for people join a great organisation in a fast paced industry. 

“Our apprenticeships are open to all, whether you’re fresh out of school or college, starting your work journey later in life or wanting to switch jobs paths.”

The company will also be hosting a number of remote and in-person sessions with schools and colleges across the region in the coming weeks.

The deadline for applications is 5 March 2023 and more information can be found at: