Build the Future - Supporting the Next Generation of Apprentices

This week marks the 15th annual celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. The event brings together businesses and apprentices across England to highlight the positive impact that apprenticeships make under the theme of ‘Build the Future.’ Here, Anna D’Eath, Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) talks about the relaunch of the company’s own apprenticeship scheme and the options available.

At VWT UK, we are committed to providing extensive training, education and opportunities for the next generation entering into the water treatment industry. We are fully committed to apprenticeships, believing that individuals can develop the expertise and knowledge required for a rewarding career, while businesses train a talented workforce equipped with future-ready and adaptable skills.

That’s why this year, we will be relaunching the VWT Apprenticeship Scheme when it opens in March 2022 – with a series of Level 2, 3 and 4 apprenticeship programmes that offer a combination of practical training with studies.

There will be a range of apprenticeships available across a number of our departments, including Service Engineering, Research and Development, CAD Design and Customer Services. 

With the relaunch of the VWT Apprenticeship Scheme, we hope to improve the understanding of the diverse range of opportunities and prospects available across the business. Furthermore, we are an organisation that is proud of our innovations and ability to adapt the way in which we work. As such, our apprentices will always be encouraged by their team to challenge the way we do things and to offer fresh ideas and solutions, all while we provide the apprentices with a strong business acumen and key transferrable skills.

The VWT Apprenticeship Scheme is due to open to applicants in March, with the first group of apprentices joining in September to begin their training through a series of programmes between 18 months to three years. There will also be the opportunity for VWT apprentices to continue their professional development after receiving their qualification and further their careers through to degree-level apprenticeships.

To find out more about Veolia Water Technologies UK and its apprenticeship scheme, please visit:

Anna D'Eath

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Anna D'Eath

Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Veolia Water Technologies UK