Kent youngsters will get the chance to hear about the benefits of a career in the water industry at the Kent Choices 4 U event during National Apprenticeship Week which runs from 14 to 18 March.
South East Water’s Operations and Apprentice Training Manager, Andrew Collins, along with the company’s apprentices from Operations and Business Administration, will be attending the two-day event at the Detling Showground next Wednesday (16 March) and Thursday (17 March).
The water company will be recruiting four new apprentices in 2016 to add to the existing cohort who are currently working through the two-year programme.
In addition, South East Water often recruit apprentices in other areas of the business including its IT, customer services and Human Resources departments.
Andrew Collins said: “Apprenticeships are valuable to the company as a way of training new members of staff and developing their talent by working alongside more experienced water workers who want to pass their knowledge on.
“I look forward to speaking with lots of young people during the event to hopefully inspire them to apply for our successful apprenticeship scheme.”
During the first six months of the programme, operations apprentices gain an overview of the company which sees them work in areas such as water distribution, production process, electrical and mechanical maintenance and leak control, before specialising in one area of water supply.
South East Water employs almost 900 staff members across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire each playing a part in ensuring taps keep flowing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year including Christmas Day.
Anyone interested in applying for an apprenticeship should visit www.southeastwater.co.uk/careers where they can find more information and an application form.