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South West Water selected as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

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2015 Apprentices
South West Water has been named as one of the country's Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for the second year running.

The prestigious list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service. 

The company has recruited 85 apprentices since 2011 and plans to take that total to 100 apprentices.

Monica Read, South West Water's Business Services and Sustainability Director, said: "We are delighted to have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer. We play an important role in the life of our region and have ambitious plans for the future. 

"Our apprenticeship scheme offers young people the chance to gain practical experience alongside skilled staff whilst learning technical skills in college.

"The scheme is a springboard for talented young people to launch their careers as part of the adaptable, technically enabled workforce we need for the future."

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, said: "High-quality apprenticeship programmes can help individuals gain the skills they need to progress. And for employers, apprenticeships play a crucial role in developing a skilled workforce. These Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers have experienced these benefits firsthand; I hope other employers are motivated to follow in their footsteps."

To view the full Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List, please visit apprenticeships.gov.uk

Published: 28 January 2016

For further information please contact:

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South West Water
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