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Watertrain were recently asked by management at OnSite, to attend a recruitment event in preparation for a new cohort of apprentices, starting with Watertrain in September 2023 for the Level 2 Water Network Operative course.
The event took place on Friday 4th August, attended by our Learning Development Coach Chris Loftus, and Quality Assurance Manager Eva Marco-Ballester. It was held at the Thomas Dudley headquarters in Dudley, Birmingham.
Watertrain have recently had a cohort of Level 2 learners on the Water Network Operative course, all who achieved and passed EPA, including 3 Distinctions. OnSite were extremely happy with what was achieved by our LDC Chris Loftus, who took over with the cohort, that they wanted Watertrain to attend the event to give an opinion on the next candidates, whittling down fourteen candidates to just six. OnSite had already employed two apprentices who will be undertaking this course, so the event was to fill the remaining six spaces.
On the day, the fourteen candidates were split into two groups and were given a series of challenges and opportunities to prove themselves as to why they should be picked for one of the remaining six places. The day consisted of a presentation from OnSite themselves on what the learners would be doing if they achieved employment. It was then Watertrain’s turn where we spoke about what we do, what the apprenticeship consists of, and what would be expected as a learner on the course.
The first task was a factory tour, where the candidates got the opportunity to see how water fittings and components are made and created, as well as getting the chance to ask questions. The next task was a practical task where the learners got hands on by drilling and tapping a main with a ferrule.
Once both tasks were completed, there was a dilemma exercise where learners were given several scenarios, and they had to say what they would do in that situation. After lunch the learners completed the aptitude tests.
At the end of a hugely successful day, Watertrain and the OnSite management team came to an agreement on the six successful learners: Waltilda Makwarimba, Ryan Taylor, Brad Crowe, Corey Nickle Dodd, Lucas Fletcher, and Keegan Joy.
We want to thank everyone who took part in the event and congratulations to the six successful learners on their employment with OnSite, we can see a bright future for these learners and wish them all the very best with their apprenticeship.
To find out more about the Level 2 Water Network Operative course, visit: www.watertrain.co.uk/level-2-water-network-operative