Lauren | Utilities Operational Technican - Asset Management
“There is lots of opportunity to learn, every day has been different for me throughout the scheme as I have been to different areas of the business, so there is always something new to learn!”
Severn Trent has been a great experience for me so far and I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering carrying out an apprenticeship. The scheme is a great opportunity to take up as it is a large company meaning you have lots of room to progress. Throughout my time as an apprentice I have met many different colleagues who have joined through an apprenticeship or graduate scheme or who are fully behind the programme. This has helped me understand that Severn Trent take this very seriously and want everyone to be on-board. Every day has been different for me throughout the scheme as I have been to different areas of the business, so there is always something new to learn!
One of the best experiences for me since being at Severn Trent has been learning so much about not only what goes on directly on site but also learning about everything that goes on in the background that people don’t necessarily think about or see.
My current job role is split between an operational technician on site and also being part of the asset management team. Whilst in the operational role I carry out tasks on a water treatment works which includes testing samples, regular monitoring, optimising the process and aiding site performance. During this side of my apprenticeship I have been able to fully understand the treatment process as I am doing the job first hand, which helps me to learn more efficiently. For the asset management side of my apprenticeship I have been to lots of different areas of the business which has allowed me to learn all about the different jobs and how they all link. When on rotations throughout the company I have been shadowing people within the team to see exactly what they do on a day-to-day basis.