Severn Trent in top 20 for apprenticeships, as rated by apprentices themselves

Monday 6th November 2017

Severn Trent’s award winning apprentice team have placed in the top 20 of the Rate My Apprenticeships Top 100 list for 2017.

The company came top in the water industry, placing 19th after being rated by current and previous apprentices.

Mark Smith, Learning and Development Advisor at Severn Trent, said: “This is an amazing performance because Rate My Apprenticeships is rated by apprentices, for apprentices.

“We always strive to provide our apprentices with an outstanding experience, and this ranking is telling us that we’re getting it right.“

The FTSE 100 company, which serves 4.4 million customers across the Midlands and into north and mid-Wales, received more than 3,000 applications for its apprenticeship scheme this year.

The company then welcomed 61 new apprentices earlier this year, with the award-winning programme offering them the chance to combine hands-on experience with studying, while earning a competitive salary.

“To be ranked first in our industry is just fantastic, it’s really encouraging to see how we compare to other companies so we can make sure we continually work to improve the experience for our apprentices,” said Mark.“We make sure our apprentices are supported by other colleagues and that they get the very best out of their apprenticeship to kick start their career with Severn Trent. We’re continually looking to improve and develop our programme, so hopefully next year we’re heading to number one!”

Severn Trent has now doubled the number of options available to apprentices by offering eight different schemes, including new programmes such as finance, group commercial and project management, alongside the previous operational and engineering schemes.