Yorkshire Water holding free career talks for young people

Yorkshire Water colleagues at Scarhouse reservoir taking a water sample with the dam in the background
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Yorkshire Water is running free careers talk sessions for schools around the region to mark National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February) and National Careers Week (4-9 March).

The utility’s dedicated education team will be delivering three virtual careers talks on 7 February and 6 March. The sessions will last 45 minutes and outline what Yorkshire Water does as a business, examples of roles at the company, an overview of pathways into the business and the apprenticeship and graduate roles available.

Students at participating schools will also hear from people currently working at Yorkshire Water about their experiences and careers with the company. Students will also be able to ask questions.

Anne Reed, social value and education manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “Every young person needs high-quality careers guidance to make informed decisions about their future and, as a large regional employer, we're proud to offer a wide range of career opportunities.

“Everything from engineers to scientists, IT experts to human resources professionals and customer service representatives to treatment works operators – there’s a wide breadth of careers available at Yorkshire Water and we hope these sessions will spark the imaginations of students and show what the water sector can offer.”

Schools can sign up to take part in the sessions via the education pages on Yorkshire Water’s website.

Yorkshire Water’s education team also offer virtual water safety presentations, in partnership with the RNLI and the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, aimed at KS3/4 students. The next sessions are on 20 June and 4 July and can be booked via the Yorkshire Water website.