Yorkshire Water unveils jobs plan


Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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Yorkshire Water will start the recruitment of 260 trainees and apprentices in May, officials have confirmed.

The employment drive – which will take place over the next five years – is to fill the roles of 160 apprenticeships and 100 trainee technician positions at the water utility company.

Richard Flint, chief executive officer of Yorkshire Water, says the process is being launched partly to solve problems caused by an ageing workforce. He added that it would help to plug a skills gap predicted in the utility sector within the next 10 years.

Mr Flint was quick to underline the different skills needed and roles available within Yorkshire Water – including engineers, geologists and operators.

Part of Yorkshire Water’s vision for the future is making sure that the specialist knowledge contained within the company is preserved, he added.

The news is a boost for young people in Yorkshire and the Humber after recent figures showed that the number of 16 to 24-years-olds not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in the region was 116,000.

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Published: Friday 23rd January 2015 by The News Editor

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