South West Water provides reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. Our aim is to continually drive up standards and be amongst the best in the water industry. We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations.
Since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017, we have fully funded over 400 apprenticeships in a wide variety of roles and now have 140 current apprentices, recently committing to offer 500 new apprenticeships in the next five years. In November 2020, we also became the first company in the South West, and the first water company, to support 50 placements through the Government’s Kickstart programme, designed to improve social mobility. And we have also uniquely announced a further incentive of a £500 bonus for each person who completes a placement in addition to comprehensive training and support.
Along with our parent company, Pennon Group, we are extremely proud to be a SWAAN Apprenticeships Ambassador.