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Our engineering and construction apprenticeship programmes offer an opportunity to play a role in building new and replacement infrastructure projects for the company.
Our repair and maintenance (R&M) teams look after the thousands of kilometres of pipes and infrastructure that keeps water moving around the region.
These apprenticeships are delivered by our construction division Wessex Engineering and Construction Services (WECS) which has teamed up with
Bridgwater College to provide a purpose-built educational facility that will give young apprentices the skills required to work in the water industry.
The new skills centre at the Cannington Campus gives apprentices the hands-on skills required to gain an NVQ Level 2 in the water industry. It is delivered through two week block courses throughout the programme which enables the apprentices to work
alongside our current utilities team, putting their learning into practice to repair and maintain typical pipework used to supply water.
The apprenticeship programme, developed by us in partnership with the college, offers the potential for apprentices to gain a full-time role in our main laying and repair and maintenance teams as well as achieving their NVQ qualification at the end of the two year programme.
To join this programme you will need to be keen to work outdoors and to train on how to operate a range of machinery and tools efficiently and safely.
The construction technician programme runs over two years and gives candidates the opportunity to rotate around the engineering & construction department while gaining a professional qualification through day release at university.
Subjects covered include:
To join this programme you will need to be educated to A-level (including maths A* to C grade) or BTEC equivalent and hold a clean driving licence.
Our electrical, mechanical and instrumentation (EM&I) engineering apprenticeships offer the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and experience and achieve a professional engineering qualification.
This four-year apprenticeship comprises the following six elements:
The minimum qualifications needed for this apprenticeship are one or more of the following:
The selection process includes an initial assessment covering basic numeracy, literacy and spatial awareness followed by an interview.
For more information about our apprencticeships, please email apprentice coordinator