Join Severn Trent and Hafren Dyfrdwy at apprentice open evening in Shropshire as part of National Apprenticeship Week

Thursday 1st February 2024

People living in Shropshire, Powys or Wrexham that are after a job where they can learn a new skill while earning a salary, can find out how at an apprentice open evening next week (8 Feb).

Hosted by local water companies Severn Trent and its Welsh business, Hafren Dyfrdwy, the unique evening is an opportunity for people to dive into the world of water and is set to demonstrate the plenty of jobs and opportunities on offer while hearing more about the perks of apprenticeships.

Across both companies in total, there’s over 110 jobs to be created through the now open apprenticeship schemes with many across Shropshire and North Wales.

And with it being National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 Feb) it’s the perfect time to showcase the life of an apprentice and why at any age, or stage in life, an apprenticeship could be for you.

Teams from Severn Trent and Hafren Dyfrdwy as well as current apprentices, will be at Severn Trent’s offices in Shelton on Holyhead Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8BJ between 5pm and 8pm.

Both companies will talk about life at a water company, the benefits of apprenticeships, and more details into the current jobs on offer.

Jade Pearson, New Talent Lead at Severn Trent said: “Our open evenings are a fab way to let people know exactly what we’re all about, and just why an apprenticeship could be a great next step for anyone’s career and future.

“We have some exciting apprenticeships available, from technical operations to digital design, and even a laboratory scientist. We’re proud to cover such a large geographical patch, and we’re able to bring jobs and opportunities to Shropshire, Wrexham and Powys for those living here to explore and benefit from.”

Harriet Taylor, 21 from Shropshire, who's four months into her Operational Technician Apprenticeship in wastewater said: "Since starting my apprenticeship, it's given me the stability I needed while learning something new and still getting paid. It's given me structure and helped me build my confidence and abilities and I’m already excited about my future here. I'd encourage anyone to give it a shot, I love my job, I love learning and my colleagues. I get to go home happy at the end of every day and that's what's important."

The types of apprenticeships available specifically in the area include some of the below:

  • Apprentice Service Delivery Assistant
  • Apprentice Technical Operator - Water
  • Assistant Water Network Technician Apprentice
  • Digital Design Apprentice
  • Laboratory Scientist Apprentice
  • Maintenance Technician Apprentice - Mechanical

To sign up to the event to secure your space, visit: Apprenticeship Open Evening: Shropshire and Wales Tickets, Thu 8 Feb 2024 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

More info on our apprenticeships can also be found