Yorkshire Water to hire 160 apprentices

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Yorkshire Water has launched its biggest ever apprenticeship recruitment campaign and is offering placements with salaries starting above the national apprentice average at £13,000.

In total, 160 apprentices will be hired by the company over the next five years, and the scheme is scheduled to last between two and four years.

George Cowell, 22, joined Yorkshire Water as an apprentice on the company’s two-year Network Performance Engineer programme in 2011.

He said: “The programme put me in good stead for the real working environment of a large utility company, providing me with the technical expertise to do my job effectively, particularly through increased efficiency and regulatory compliance.

“I’m really enthusiastic about my role – it’s fast-paced and no two days are the same. I oversee the work of five people and I look forward to seeing how my career develops at Yorkshire Water and the opportunities that may arise.”

The closing date for 2015 applications is the May 31, and successful applicants for new positions, which include operational and office-based roles, will start their apprenticeships in September.

For more details, visit www.yorkshirewater.com/careers.