‘Water’ opportunity! Anglian Water on look out for 38 new apprentices

Budding engineers are being invited to consider a future in the utilities sector as Anglian Water launches 38 new apprenticeships.

Anglian Water apprentice Lucy Laking.

Apprentices will have the chance to work and learn simultaneously in a range of roles across the region, with a guaranteed permanent position at the end of the course – along with a nationally recognised qualification.

Courses can last anywhere between 18 months and four years, depending on the type of role, and are often a mixture of classroom and practical hands-on learning supporting the team.

Gemma Betney, head of recruitment, said: “Never before has access to water been so important for health and hygiene. As key workers we play a vital role in keeping taps running, toilets flushing and drains draining during the pandemic. Applying for an apprenticeship with Anglian Water is a great option for anyone considering their next move.”

She added: “Around a third of Anglian Water’s workforce will retire in the next decade and we want to recruit the budding engineers and technicians from the next generation and give them the right skills and experience to join our business. We’re delighted to be fortunate enough to continue employing new members of staff, as well as retaining our current workforce, throughout the difficult circumstances of the past 12 months.”

Lucy Laking, one of Anglian Water’s current apprentices, said: “I’ve been undertaking my apprenticeship with Anglian since leaving school, and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a great challenge but you get so much out of it and it’s great to earn while you’re learning.

“My role as an operational technology field apprentice allows me to support and monitor the technology that control our operational processes to ensure they run as smoothly as possible. No two days are the same with Anglian, and my job is stimulating and challenging which gives great variety in what I do from day-to-day. All you need is a good attitude and a willingness to learn and you’ll be successful.”

The latest batch of apprenticeship opportunities will be open for applications until Sunday, January 31, with successful applicants set to start work in August and September.

To find out more and apply, visit the Anglian Water careers website (https://anglianwatercareers.co.uk) and select Apprenticeships.

Support can also be found on the Live Chat section of the website on Thursday from 4-8pm.