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Thames Water seeks candidates for new traineeship scheme

Thames Water is seeking 45 candidates to embark on a new traineeship scheme being implemented across its region. The scheme is aimed at recent school leavers or college leavers that have little or no employment background or qualifications but are "willing to learn and keen to use their own initiative".

The trainees will be mentored on the day-to-day running of sewage treatment works, equipment maintenance and problem solvingThe trainees will be mentored on the day-to-day running of sewage treatment works, equipment maintenance and problem solving

The company already runs apprenticeship and graduate schemes, and said the new six-month paid traineeship scheme could lead to a permanent full-time role.  

The first wave of 15 trainees will be working at wastewater treatment sites from mid-January and opportunities in clean water treatment and network engineering will be available next spring. Each candidate will be paired with an experienced mentor and will be hands-on in the day-to-day running of a sewage works, as well as maintaining equipment and problem solving. 

Thames Water HR director Janet Burr said: “We’re extremely proud to be the first water company to offer traineeships. It’s well known there’s a skills gap on the horizon in engineering and a number of our more experienced employees are due to retire in the coming years.

"It’s important we plan ahead and nurture as many new and enthusiastic people as we can.”

She added: “We’re looking for those who have left school without qualifications but have something to offer in a practical environment, and a passion for engineering. If that sounds like you then please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you."

Author: Maureen Gaines, Editor, WET News Find on Google+
Topic: Asset Management
Tags: Thames Water , training , apprenticeship , sewage treatment , maintenance , engineering

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