Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

As a leading apprenticeship employer in the south west, we’re passionate about helping people unleash their potential and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that will propel them into a new career.

With more than 10 apprenticeship programmes, you are likely to find a role suitable for you. 

It is a difficult decision choosing a career path which is why our dedicated early careers team are available to help you to find the most suitable apprenticeship role.

And when you are in the role the team will ensure that you receive the training and support you need to complete your apprenticeship.

All you need to do is take that first step and apply!

 

About apprenticeships

Whether you are academic or more practically inclined, you will discover that all types of people work with us.

Apprenticeships are available from a level 2 (equivalent to five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above) through to degree level.

You don’t need any qualifications to apply for most of our apprenticeship programmes, but some qualifications are required for particular roles.

There two different types of apprenticeships available to you:

Technical apprenticeships

Our Technical Apprenticeship Programme (Talent on TAP) is focused on our technical areas of work. 

These roles are often outside and has a notable element of physical work. 

These apprenticeships involve performing a job-specific role, while also receiving experiences from other teams across the business to better understand how your role supports business targets.

This will enrich your understanding of how departments work together and help you discover well-suited working areas.

Applications are now closed for 2021, but please register your interest to keep up to date about future vacancies.

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Office-based apprenticeships

Our office-based apprenticeships are advertised throughout the year and vary from IT Desk support assistants to business improvement analysts.

If you have already achieved a qualification in a chosen discipline at the same level, you may not be eligible for that apprenticeship. If you’re unsure, please email Early Careers.

If you' like to receive automatic notification when one of our office based apprenticeships becomes available, please register below. 

Register your interest

What do we look for?

Good grades in English and maths are needed for some apprenticeships, but not all.

Personality and work ethic are important as well as these key attributes:

  • the ability to work in a team
  • speaking and listening
  • enthusiasm
  • attention to detail
  • hard working
  • a willingness to work in a busy environment
  • awareness of good customer service.

Our assessment processes are designed to ensure every young person has the opopportunity to shine. Activities cover online assessments, teamwork and individual activities, written assessments, and one-to-one conversations.

Where will I work

Some of our roles are regional and you will be expected to work anywhere in the Wessex Water region. Local positions may require you to travel up to 90 minutes of home, and our office based roles, something require site visits and work.

What are the benefits?

All apprenticeship contracts are fixed term and are covered by our usual terms and conditions of employment.

As an apprentice you are entitled to a range of benefits including:

  • a salary higher than the apprenticeship minimum wage
  • mentoring and pastoral support from our dedicated early careers adviser
  • travel costs covered where applicable
  • driving lessons funded where required for the job role
  • 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • full-time positions available at the end of apprenticeships for the right candidates
  • excellent career progression opportunities.

Training and education

Apprenticeships can last anywhere from 18 months to more than five years.

We work with Weston College and Bridgwater and Taunton College to deliver most of our training. We also work with other providers such as the University of Kent, BPP Professional Services and UWE Bristol.

The type of training provided varies depending on the apprenticeship programme and include:

  • day release – one day a week classroom-based training
  • block release – an extended period of classroom-based training
  • workshop training – one day a week at our training centre
  • work-based learning – all training delivered in the workplace.

Training types are detailed in each apprenticeship programme outline or job advert.

How to apply

Technical Apprenticeship applications are now closed for 2021. To stay up to date with when our apprenticeship vacancies go live please register your interest.

If you are interested in an office-based apprenticeships, check our current vacancies page regularly as these roles are advertised there throughout the year.

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