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.”





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