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Meet our team: Wastewater & Water TreatmentMarch 17, 2023
We are extremely proud of our Learning & Development team at Watertrain and the important role they play in supporting our learners. In this blog, we learn a bit more about our Learning & Development Coaches specialising in Water Networks.
Meet the team:
How long have you worked at Watertrain and what is your current role?
What do you most enjoy about your role and working at Watertrain?
Chris Loftus | Leakage and Distribution
I have been at Watertrain for four months and I teach new apprentices and upskill current employees in the water industry by providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to undertake their job to an industry standard and increasing their chances of future promotions within the water industry.
The most rewarding part of my role at Watertrain is interacting with the learners and giving them the confidence, belief, and skills to not only achieve success in the workplace but out of the workplace too. I enjoy working at Watertrain and with the learners because it gives me a sense of satisfaction that you can’t get from any other type of job.
Fergie Black | Leakage and Distribution
I have been at Watertrain for almost two years and my role is coaching apprentices on the Leakage & Distribution pathways.
I have enjoyed seeing apprentices complete their apprenticeship when at some point they never thought they would. I also enjoy working with the other LDC’s and also our support team back in the office.
Being an LDC is both challenging but also rewarding. I am still continuing to learn things, and this will help me to impart this knowledge onto my current and future cohorts.
Evin Goodman | Leakage and Distribution
I have been at Watertrain for 8 months and I currently deliver the Level 3 Water Network Distribution and Leakage Standard. I mainly work South of the country with Portsmouth Water, South East Water and also Southern Water.
The ability to pass my knowledge on to students/learners knowing it will better them within their career and job role. I always say, “you can’t take the knowledge and skills when you’ve perished” so it’s great to be able to pass it on and help develop students and help to create a better industry.
Paul Standing | Water Network and Distribution
I have been at Watertrain for 3 months and my role is to teach and develop skills on the apprentice scheme for my cohorts.
The feeling of togetherness among the staff and the feeling I’m giving something back to the water industry especially the learners.
Despite the fact I’ve had to learn a lot of new skills thanks to the support of my colleagues, I’m looking forward to my new role as I’m sure they will be put into good use.