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Wales & West Utilities will Recruit 23 Apprentices to Deliver on Long Term Plans


Gas emergency and pipeline service Wales & West Utilities is to recruit 23 new apprentices to work on its operations across Wales and the south west of England.

The company, which is committed to recruiting talented individuals from across the area it serves, is delivering on its pledge to invest in new recruits so they have the skills, confidence and innovative thinking to help drive Wales & West Utilities’ business long into the future.

Since the company was set up in 2005, Wales & West Utilities have recruited more than 140 apprentices and now that the programme is open for 2017, the company is urging those who think they have what it takes to apply for a place on the coveted scheme.

wales-west-utilities-to-recruit-23-apprentices-to-deliver-on-long-term-plansThe 2017 intake will focus on the companies Build & Repair teams that maintain existing gas equipment and lay new gas supply pipes, as well as Mechanical Engineers and Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers for Network Services teams who maintain the control systems of the gas network.

Apprentices  will be based across the company’s operating area and go through the three-year programme to develop the skills to keep the gas flowing and make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, Sarah Hopkins, said:

“We’re delighted with how our apprenticeship programme has grown over the years and we are pleased to, once again, offer talented people across Wales and the south west of England the opportunity to learn while they earn.

“Recruiting the next generation of gas engineers and training them to deliver the highest levels of gas safety will help us make sure we can meet the challenges of the future and continue to keep our customers safe and warm – and apprentices are a key part of this.

“We have a reputation for providing outstanding levels of customer service and we are counting on our new recruits to help maintain these levels into the future.”

Anyone who thinks they have what it takes to help Wales & West Utilities keep the gas flowing should visit for further information.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.

The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to new plastic ones to o make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.


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