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NI Water marks National Apprenticeship Week with Virtual Recruitment Evening

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Northern Ireland Water

29th Jan 2024

NI Water is marking National Apprenticeship Week by encouraging school leavers, graduates and people considering a career change to join them at its Entry Level virtual open evening on Monday 5th February 2024.


NI Water has 28 opportunities available in science, construction engineering, customer and intelligent operations, commercial contract management, Net Zero electrical engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), project management and also accountancy.


Successful applicants will receive an attractive reward package from day one including a competitive salary, structured career progression and fully funded qualifications. Some of the posts also offer subsidised driving lessons which will truly put you in the driving seat of your career.


NI Water’s Entry Level Coordinator Clodagh Patterson said: “We’re really keen for people to consider an apprenticeship with NI Water so we’re organising a virtual open evening for school leavers, graduates and people embarking on a career change to find out more about what we have to offer.


“The virtual open evening comes at the start of National Apprenticeship Week and is the perfect opportunity for potential applicants to meet some of our current apprentices and industry experts who will be happy to answer any questions and talk about what an apprenticeship with NI Water means.


“We’ve got apprenticeships right across the business including streams in science, engineering, finance and much more. NI Water has won the best apprenticeship scheme in Northern Ireland, not once but twice in the last year! It shows we have something really special here, something to be proud of.”


Aga Borecka started NI Water’s Higher Level Apprentice programme in science in September 2023. She said: “I’m currently studying a foundation degree in Industrial Chemistry at Newry College for two years, working four days per week and studying one day a week. This balance allows me to gain practical experience whilst still improving my academic knowledge.


“My first piece of advice would be to apply because there are excellent opportunities in front of you. Secondly, be prepared and know your employer especially the company values. And thirdly enjoy every step of the journey. You will meet smart, kind people who will support you and who will become your work family. If I had to describe my experience so far it in one word it would be ‘incredible’. So, don’t wait – apply!”


Find out more about NI Water’s double award winning Entry Level Academy and for details about its online open evening on Monday 5th February 2024, go to