Scottish Water launches largest ever apprenticeships drive

SCOTTISH Water has announced plans to recruit 60 apprentices from across the country.

The utility company is launching its biggest ever drive for modern, technical and graduate apprentices to fill positions from Castle Douglas in the south of Scotland to Shetland in the north.

Opportunities are available in project management, engineering, water treatment, wastewater treatment, electrical and mechanical, science, property & estates, and business administration.

The launch of the campaign has been timed to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week from March 6 to 10.

Linda Brown, strategic resourcing manager at Scottish Water, said, “We are launching our 2023 apprenticeships campaign during SAW 2023, the perfect time to highlight how apprentices and organisations benefit from these trainee programmes. On our programme, we’ll help apprentices reach their full potential by giving them first-class training and mentoring. We’ll invest in their development, and they’ll earn nationally recognised qualifications.

“Our apprenticeships are an example of Scottish Water’s purpose in action – to support a flourishing Scotland. They enable people from diverse backgrounds and abilities to gain work and life skills, whilst earning and thriving in their job. They also ensure that we develop the skills Scottish Water, and the wider Scottish economy, will need in the years to come. A true win/win.”

Andrew Hamilton, specialist consultant (recruitment), added, “At Scottish Water we are committed to youth employment, development and education and we place a lot of emphasis on developing the skills and people that a sustainable water industry in Scotland needs for the future. Our apprenticeship programmes, for example, help to ensure we have specific skills in areas such as water or wastewater treatment, engineering, laboratory science, electrical and mechanical engineering and trainee management.”

The apprentice campaign is open to all. There is no upper age limit and opportunities available will be on a fixed-term basis ranging from 18 months to five years.

Candidates can apply at from March 6 to April 2.