The courses start in September and students who successfully complete one of them will be interviewed for apprenticeship positions with one of Anglian Water’s Alliance partners.

There are two courses, one in Engineering and the other in construction and utility operations. Both of these courses have been heavily influenced by Anglian Water’s Four Alliances. The Mechanical and Electrical Engineering course is currently sponsored solely by the @one Alliance, while the Construction and Utility Operations course is a collaboration between all four of Anglian Water’s alliances.

The first two years of both courses are sponsored full-time. After passing all modules at the end of their second year, the students will be offered an interview with a partner company, who will employ the students on an apprenticeship, depending on which element of the course they want to focus on (mechanical or electrical engineering in the @one Alliance, or construction or utilities in one of the four alliances).

We are trying to help young people in Wisbech to raise their aspirations,” said David Newsome, who is project managing the development of these courses across all four alliances, in collaboration with the college.

“The 15-year partner contracts signed across all four alliances have given us the opportunity to develop these courses and offer specialist lecturing and materials to the students – this is what makes them ‘sponsored’ courses. We are trying to tailor them as specifically as we can, so that we can nurture our own future talent with a view to employment with one of Anglian Water’s alliances.”

Anyone of any age is eligible to apply, from school leavers to those interested in a new career. As full-time, recognised courses, there is 100 per cent funding available from the government for 16-18 year olds, and some funding available for those who are older, depending on their age.

If you know anyone interested in applying for either course, phone David on 07903 992155 or email
Interviews take place on August 24.

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