Meet the new class of 2016

Posted: Tuesday 6th September 2016

Severn Trent recruits largest number of new apprentices - three times more than last year.

Severn Trent has tripled its intake of apprentices this year, recruiting the largest number of new recruits the company has taken on to date.

The water company, which saw more than 800 people apply for its apprenticeship scheme, has recruited 80 brand new apprentices, who are all eager to make a splash in the water industry. The new apprentices will placed across the whole business, in various engineering, customer relations and digital roles.

Amy Barber, new talent and development manager at Severn Trent, comments: "We're absolutely delighted to have 80 brand new apprentices on board. We took 28 last year so to fill an additional 52 places is great news.

"With the water industry changing so much over the next few years, it really is an exciting time to join the company. Our new apprentices have come from a mix of backgrounds - some are entering the world of work for the first time and some are starting on a new career path, but everyone will have the opportunity to learn, while earning at the same time.

"In addition, this year is the first time we have apprentices joining us at degree level, as well as at advanced and higher level apprenticeships. And we've also given our apprentice scheme a boost - our new joiners will have visibility across the business, right from the start. They will be working across our region with experts, other apprentices and graduates, adapting quickly to the pace and scale of what we do so they'll have the chance to make an impact right at the start of their career. We hope our apprentices will become experts in their field and have the scale of knowledge to become our future leaders."

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