Welsh Water, the not-for-profit water company, is recruiting apprentices in north east Wales for its 2024 programme.

Achieving an 80% apprentice retention rate since 2018, Welsh Water prides itself on its varied and successful training programme, spanning across water, wastewater, retail, and support service teams.  

The scheme has previously won awards including Best Apprenticeship Scheme from CIPD Wales and Best Intermediate Apprenticeship, Best Higher Apprenticeship and Top Employer – Energy & Utilities from School Leavers Awards.  

This year, Welsh Water continue to offer vacancies across a wide variety of roles, including operational technicians and customer service, allowing young people to head into a plethora of different careers and specialisms.  

Welsh Water recruit approximately 30 apprentices each year - some who start at 16, as soon as they leave school, as well as those who have studied in further education.

This year, the company has 44 vacancies for new apprentices, seven of which are in north east Wales, so that it can continuously grow its talent to develop a highly skilled workforce for the future. 

Zak Marlow-Payne, Customer Service apprentice said: “So far, my Welsh Water journey has been amazing, and I’ve had lots of highlights within my short time at the company. The support I’ve received from my colleagues and managers has been brilliant – I’m looking forward to seeing where my career progresses!” 

Ffion Hutcheson, Apprentice Quantity Surveyor said: “Welsh Water’s apprentice scheme offers a robust blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, which has provided me with a comprehensive skill set. Consistently applying classroom learning to real-world scenarios within the work environment has been a fantastic way to learn while I earn.” 

Annette Mason, Head of Talent and Inclusivity said: “Apprenticeships are particularly important to us at Welsh Water as it’s an effective, long-term investment in our future talent resulting in greater resilience for the years to come. “

 To find out more about Welsh Waters 2024 apprenticeship opportunities and to apply, visit: https://www.dwrcymru.com/apprentices