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Yorkshire Water apprentices earn top prize

Two apprentices from Yorkshire Water claimed the top prize at the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) Conference Apprenticeship competition.

Dan Calvert and Natalie Oliver – who work in the Instrumentation team – held off competition from other water companies at the Telford Exhibition Centre after impressing the judges in three tasks.

Firstly, the duo had to figure out why a flow system was not working. Taking advice from other exhibitors such as Siemens.

The second task was a practical exercise where they had to reassemble a piece of equipment which was taken apart by one of the exhibitors, while the third task was a general knowledge quiz.

Dan, who has been an apprentice for four years and comes from Pickering, said: “We were there to see what other companies in the industry were up to, but to win the competition was fantastic.

Natalie, who is from Leeds and has been with the company since 2016, added: “It was a fantastic day and we both learnt a lot. We can’t wait to take what we learn into the field.”

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