Severn Trent talk opportunities for young people in Walsall

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Severn Trent has hosted an event for local school teachers to discuss career opportunities for young people in Walsall.

Teachers from different schools across the Black Country were invited to Severn Trent’s Barnhurst Sewage Treatment Site, where teams from Education Business Partnership Walsall (EBPW) and Business in the Community delivered the event which was aimed at highlighting support and careers available for young people.

Adeeba Khalil from Severn Trent says: “It was really great to kick off this partnership, and exciting to see what we can do together to help increase and improve opportunities for young people.

“We gave the teachers an introduction to our company and delivered a presentation on the careers and apprenticeships we have available at Severn Trent. By giving this insight, the teachers will be able to let their students know about the exciting opportunities within our business.”

Debbie Merrick, education business co-ordinator at EBPW, says: “This event raised teachers’ awareness of careers and job opportunities through presentations on careers within the sector, skill shortages and technologies used, as well as labour market information for the Black Country.

“As a result of the day, teachers are now able to go back to the school and help shape and inform the curriculum and raise the students’ awareness of the opportunities for them within this diverse and interesting sector.”