Severn Trent apprentice wins big at National Apprenticeships Awards

Friday 19th January 2018

Heeran Basi, one of the company’s apprentices who works as a technician in Derby, won the PeoplePlus Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Mark Smith, Learning and Development Advisor from Severn Trent, says: “We’re over the moon with Heeran’s win, he’s passionate and committed to his apprenticeship programme, and a real worthy winner of this award.

“Not only has Heeran massively helped raised the profile of our apprenticeship programmes, he’s also an integral part of Severn Trent who helps make a difference for our customers every day.”

Severn Trent received more than 3,000 applications for its apprenticeship scheme in 2017, and offers successful applicants the opportunity to combine hands-on experience with studying, while earning a competitive salary.

The National Apprenticeships Awards, which took place in London and is in its fourteenth year, aims to celebrate individuals and employers for their commitment and dedication to apprenticeships.

“We’re confident that with Heeran’s ambition and talent he will have a successful career at Severn Trent,” adds Mark. “Winning this award reinforces the contribution he’s already made to our company, as well as showing others how rewarding our apprenticeship programmes can be.”

Heeran, 21 from Derby, said: “I’m ecstatic to be named as one of the top three apprentices in the country, this is a massive achievement for me. Throughout school, I struggled to know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go, but since joining Severn Trent, I now have goals and aspirations which drive me to work to the best of my ability.

“My apprenticeship has given me all the tools and skills needed to be successful, and this win strengthens that. I’m really looking forward to taking on new challenges and learning more as my career develops at Severn Trent and sharing my experience with others.”