Detectronic launches apprenticeship scheme to help more young people earn while they learn
Lancashire-based wastewater monitoring specialists, Detectronic, have launched a new apprenticeship scheme specifically designed to help young people to earn while they learn.
Whilst, by historical standards, youth unemployment levels remain low (455,000 16-24 year olds were unemployed in Feb-April 2022*), apprenticeships continue to represent an ideal alternative to full-time education for those who may not have the desire or means to go to university.
Explains Neil Butler, managing director at Detectronic: “We’ve always had apprenticeship opportunities here at Detectronic and, having taken on our latest apprentice this month, we made the decision to launch a new apprenticeship scheme which will enable more youngsters to ‘earn and learn’.”
Continues Neil: “Anyone embarking on an apprenticeship scheme with us can expect to benefit from the following:
- On the job training
- Mentoring from experts and industry peers
- Competitive salary
- Automatic enrolment into pension scheme and other benefits
“Directly employing over 127,000 people** and delivering water to 25 million homes and 6 million businesses, the UK water industry is growing from strength to strength. It offers hundreds of different career opportunities from engineering to accounting, environmental management to product development; there is something for everyone.”
Concludes Neil: “It’s our objective to support more young people to forge a long-term, stable career. As such, we’re excited to be in a position to bring more young talent to the water industry and the team at Detectronic.”