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Five new apprentices join Sembcorp Bournemouth Water

10th January 2014

Matt Dear, Charles Fishlock, Grace Lunn, Jack Ricketts and Arthur Selby will now undertake a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) programme, or some other accredited qualification, as well as on the job training.

After completion of the NVQ/accredited qualification SBW will agree a structured training plan with the trainees, mapping out their career and employment within the company.

Last year SBW was awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) gold standard. The company's commitment to on-going training and professional development played a major role in the re-accreditation.

The five new trainees work in different parts of the business including network, water supply, leakage and finance.

Roger Harrington, Managing Director, said: "We welcome the new trainees and will support them through their training and watch over their development within the company. In return, these young people bring with them new ideas, loads of enthusiasm and unlimited potential, which is up to us to harness."

A number of former SBW apprentices/trainees who started with the business have risen to supervisory/management levels within the company.

They include Amanda Collins, Estates Manager; Tony Spinks, Compliance Manager, and Senior HR Advisors Michelle Hill and Rebekah Holbrook.

SBW provides drinking water to approximately half a million people in parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

The company supplies approximately 187,000 households and 16,000 businesses through a system of seven major treatment works and a network of about 2,800 kilometres of water mains.

For further information please contact:

Bournemouth Water