We strongly believe apprenticeships are a great entry route into a career and organisation.

NWG has many employees who have entered our business via an apprenticeship route, who are doing fantastic work for us currently!

Our apprenticeships offer an apprentice the opportunity to kick start their career while gaining both hands on experience and a formal qualification with a training provider while earning a competitive salary! 


We equip all our apprentices with a development programme during their apprenticeship, called ‘critical skills’. This programme will include a series of internal and external workshops where topics such as mindset, networking, problem solving and communication will be covered. 


This programme will allow our apprentices to gain several transferable skills from this programme to assist them in their future career path with NWG.


We offer a variety of apprenticeships in many different areas. These areas include – 

  • Water
  • Wastewater Operations
  • Information Services
  • Finance
  • Asset and Assurance
  • Commercial
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Services

We will advertise all our apprenticeship opportunities via our 'Careers' section of our website.

Case Studies
Jordan Evans - Apprentice Project Management Technician

I am currently an Apprentice Project Management Technician and began my journey with Northumbrian Water in 2017, first studying for a level 3 BTEC in Construction and Civils at New College Durham studying, and now a level 4 HNC in Electrical Engineering.


Once I complete my level 4, I will be enrolling on my degree with Teesside University. My degree will be in BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


The great thing about being an Apprentice at NWG is the support you receive throughout your learning journey. Your Mentors are there to answer any questions, share their experiences and make sure you have the support needed to succeed.


Since joining NWG, I have been able to build my knowledge and experience and have successful led on my first project at our Broken Scar site, installing new inlet screes for the treatment works.


I would recommend an apprenticeship at NWG, there is something here for everyone from maintenance and operations roles to project management, to planning , it’s a great first step into kickstarting your career.


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Emily Sugden - Apprentice Community Fundraiser

I’m Emily and I’m the apprentice Community Fundraiser at Northumbrian Water and I am completing my level three apprenticeship in fundraising.

I primarily raise funds for our partners at WaterAid through running fundraising events and activities in aid of Madagascar. I really enjoy learning about the different aspects of fundraising and being able to put what I’ve learned into practice in the workplace.

I’ve been able to run many different kinds of events at NWG from a virtual Skincare and Makeup Event to working with Newcastle Eagles Arena to sell tickets at the arena and run challenges. I love how different every day can be and being able to work with different people - all to help people in Madagascar!

Through my apprenticeship at NWG, I’ve been able to challenge myself in a way I would never normally be able to do.


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