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Water women at Severn Trent

Severn Trent is proud of its ‘water-wonder-women’ hard at work across the Midlands every day. Almost half of the company’s directors, 66 per cent of new graduates and a quarter of apprentices are female.

And for women and men who would like to work in a role where no day is the same, the Severn Trent apprentice scheme is now open for applications…

Chelsea-Lee Grimes, who joined Severn Trent as an apprentice seven years ago, said: “The water industry isn’t all just jobs for the boys, it’s a great place for women workers – one day you could be in a hard hat and high-viz at a sewage treatment works, the next, you’re in a dress and heels in the office.”

Alice Whetstone, who graduated recently and has worked with Severn Trent for the past six months, spends her days working to protect homes from sewer flooding.

Alice explained: “My day job sees me designing new sewer systems to help protect our customers from sewer flooding – it makes a real difference to communities and I feel it’s important to inspire more young women to follow in my path.”