Severn Trent apprentices graduate!

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Apprentices from FTSE 100 Company Severn Trent are now taking on permanent roles within the company, after graduating from its apprenticeship programme.

It means that 46 operational and maintenance apprentices will now settle into working life, and help look after the water and waste services for around eight million customers across the Midlands.

Marie Smart, New Talent Manager at Severn Trent said: “This has been a brilliantly talented group of individuals, and they’re definitely going to flourish and help make a real difference in how we look after our customers in their new, permanent roles.

“The graduation is a lovely way for us congratulate our apprentices and recognise all the hard work and dedication they’ve put into completing their course, while hearing from them about their achievements and reflecting over the past couple of years.Liv Garfield, CEO, opened the graduation event and individuals were also awarded certificates from Dr James Jesic, our Production director, who spoke about his own career journey and gave them some top tips to help them in their new positions.”

Severn Trent is the first water company to have apprentices complete the trailblazer apprenticeships specifically designed for front line operations and maintenance roles. The graduating apprentices have spent up to two or three years learning and developing with the company, working in various placements across the region, and will now begin their new roles in their speciality areas.

“There’s no denying that all of our apprentices have an absolutely integral role in our company, and there’s no doubt that in their new roles they’ll play an even more important part in helping look after our customers,” adds Marie. “The great thing about our apprenticeships, is that our programmes are designed to give people the chance to learn and develop, while getting a hands-on experience in an industry that’s ever evolving.”

Severn Trent now offers thirteen different schemes, including programmes such as solicitor, finance, group commercial and project management, alongside the previous operational and engineering schemes.

“The scheme continues to be a great success and we’re looking forward to welcoming more apprentices in the future,” continues Marie. “I’m positive our apprentices will go on to do great things at Severn Trent, and work hard in making sure our customers always have the best possible experience with us.”

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