DTL celebrates Amey apprenticeship success
20 February 2019
Eight candidates have now completed the water jetting apprenticeship set up by Amey with DTL, an approved provider under the Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
The successful apprentices received certificates at a celebratory dinner organised by Amey with guests including DTL’s Daryll Garavan, Delivery Manager for the water industry, and Tracy Chambers, Business Development Manager.
New apprenticeship programme in sewerage and drainage
Leading public service provider Amey, a major contractor for Yorkshire Water, launched the new apprenticeship programme in sewerage and drainage with the support of DTL. The first group of apprentices on the scheme, mostly aged from 17 to 30 but with one member in his early 50s, achieved a Level 2 NVQ qualification.
The apprentices completed their preliminary training at Develop Training's centre in York, one of seven across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Its team then put the apprentices through their paces on Amey sites, monitoring on-the-job performance and completing assessments.
Responsible for +30,000 miles of infrastructure across Yorkshire
The newly-qualified apprentices are responsible for helping to keep waste water flowing through more than 30,000 miles of infrastructure across Yorkshire. This involves using CCTV technology to inspect mains drains and sewers, and using jet washing equipment to clear obstructions.
Develop Training are delighted to work with Amey on this apprenticeship programme
Daryll Garavan said: “We were delighted to work with Amey to develop this new apprenticeship project. There has been a lot in the news about the need for more apprentices to learn the skills we need to keep Britain running, and we are pleased to be playing our part, alongside Amey and other major customers, to equip a new generation with the knowledge and experience to make this happen.”
The apprentices gained an essential understanding of the sewerage and drainage system as well as Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA), CCTV and high-pressure water jetting knowledge. Part of their training also includes a focus on customer service to equip them with an understanding of the impact this type of work may have on customers.
Amey was awarded the AMP6 waste water repair and maintenance contract by Yorkshire Water in September 2015.
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