North West water company takes on 48 apprentices and graduates

Dozens of the North West’s brightest talents are making a splash in the water industry after landing a place on one of the region’s most sought-after training schemes.

After months of tests, assessments and interviews, water company United Utilities opened its doors to 30 new apprentices and 18 graduates, recruited from Crewe to Carlisle.

Over 3000 people applied for places on the award-winning schemes this year, bringing the company’s total number of current apprentices and graduates to over 200.

The new recruits will spend their first two weeks getting to know about the business and taking part in team-building challenges, which includes a week long residential at an outward bound programme in the Lake District.

After that they’ll join United Utilities’ 5,000 dedicated staff keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing for seven million customers in the North West.

Throughout their time with the company. The apprentices and graduates can expect to gain rapid professional development and the opportunity to join training schemes; all while working alongside the best professionals in the business.

Apprentice and Graduate Delivery Manager Jacqui Kawczak said United Utilities’ three and four year apprenticeship and graduate programmes were some of the best in the business earning multiple accolades.

“They couldn’t be in better hands. As well as having our own purpose built technical training centres in Bolton and Carlisle, United Utilities lead the way in delivering industry standards for the water sector.”