Water company United Utilities takes on record number of apprentices during 2021

After welcoming 56 new apprentices in January, North West based water company United Utilities has recruited a further 46 apprentices, 24 Graduates and in October will be recruiting a further 24 Customer Service apprentices.

The only FTSE100 company in the North West has a strong track record in delivering an award winning apprenticeship scheme and now has over 160 apprentices currently gaining valuable practical hands-on skills in a diverse range of roles, alongside achieving nationally recognised qualifications, including degree-level.

The new intake will be completing recognised programmes in a variety of roles from Payroll, Project Controls, Construction Supervisors, Income, Engineering, Water Technicians and Trainee Buyers.

Jacqui Kawczak, Apprentice Delivery Manager, United Utilities, said: “We’re delighted to be able to invest in future generations of our workforce as we recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.

“We’re committed to creating opportunities for people in the communities we serve and the contribution apprentices and graduate make to our business is invaluable.”

After being welcomed into the company the new recruits are currently completing a week long exciting Outward Bound Programme, in Eskdale Cumbria, where they will undertake a range of resilience and mind set challenges.

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

As the pandemic’s economic cost is laid bare, United Utilities ambition to create job opportunities for people across the North West has not waned. The company is involved in the Government’s Kick Start programme and is working with #10000BlackInterns - a Black internship programme offering paid work experience across various industries.