Award Success for UK Youth Unemployment Training Programme

United Utilities Business Services in conjunction with Energy & Efficiency Industrial Partnership (EEIP) has been named as Institute of Water Northern Area innovation Awards winners for their Youth Employment Training Programme in the UK. MWH was proud to take part in the pilot scheme, working with other companies in the North West.

MWH was one of a group of utility firms, which included Scottish Power, Amey, EON and Siemens, who are working with United Utilities to create an Employability Programme to help 16-24 year-olds who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), to give them the opportunity to obtain careers advice, training support and work placements.  The pilot programme commenced on 29 September 2014, and MWH sponsored Robert Pickles for an 8 week work experience placement due to Robert’s attitude, capability and ambition to work MWH gave him a full time job as an Assistant Advisor in the SHEQ department.

The regional finalists will now go head to head at the Institute of Water Innovation Awards National Finals which are being held Friday  the 10th at Kings College, Cambridge.

Louise Pullman Training Manager said, “It’s great to be a part of an organisation that is taking a lead in the skills agenda, and this award is further evidence of our commitment to tackling youth unemployment. It is encouraging to see how employers collaborate across the sector to tackle skills challenges. This award demonstrates the results that can be achieved when employers work together and take ownership of the issue.”

Well done on the success in the northern area and good luck for the national finals.

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