Apprentice Programme

Donna Hartley

Apprentice ICA Technician

I found out about the apprenticeship while searching on the Careers Wales website. I’d been looking to change my career to a more practical role for a while as I no longer found working in administration fulfilling or challenging.

When I saw the Welsh Water apprenticeship I thought it not only sounded really interesting but thought it looked really well structured too. From this I decided to look in to the company more and the more I read, the more excited I was about having the opportunity to work for a company that’s ethical direction was so in line with my own.

There are a lot of positives to the apprenticeship; getting paid whilst learning and developing myself in to my chosen career; being able to work outside and not being stuck in an office; the variation of the role keeping me constantly engaged. But I feel the best part of the apprenticeship is being so supported by my mentor and college tutors. I was a bit nervous before starting the role as I had no prior knowledge of the engineering industry but, thanks to the support I’ve received, at no point have I felt out of my depth or unable to take on a task. It really is such a great environment to be in and I feel like I can really push myself.

So go for it! It is without a doubt, the best career decision I have ever made.

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