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Welsh Water Apprentice Wins Award At Quality Skills Apprenticeship Awards


A Welsh Water employee has won Construction Apprentice of the Year at the Cardiff and Vale College Quality Skills Apprenticeship Awards for her outstanding attitude to her studies.

Welsh Water’s Project Support Officer, Leah Emery, has been named “Construction Apprentice of the Year” at QSA Apprenticeship Awards. The awards celebrate the success of standout apprentices from across the Quality Skills Alliance, and inspirational employers who work hard to provide the best apprenticeship experience for learners.

Speaking of her win, Leah Emery said:

“It feels amazing to have my hard work recognised. I am so thankful for Welsh Water giving me this opportunity to work towards a career that I love. Welsh Water has been a massive support network for me during both my studies and general work, ensuring I have the time to complete college work and also providing me with support and advice on college work or NVQ questions.”

Simon Earl, Director of Water Services at Welsh Water said:

“At Welsh Water, we are immensely proud of our apprenticeship programme which brings so much value to the organisation. It’s been a challenging year for us to adapt how we do our business, and it’s been a real privilege to see Leah thrive in spite of these challenges. Leah’s win is thoroughly deserved, and I couldn’t be more pleased that her contribution has been recognised through the Quality Skills Alliance awards”

Jonathan Wilson, Deputy Head of Construction at CAVC said:

“Leah is a model student, who is motivated to tackle any challenge that comes up at work and within her academic studies. Leah produces work of a very high standard and is on track to achieve top grades throughout her modules.”

Welsh Water, the only not-for-profit utilities provider in Wales and England, prides itself on its comprehensive apprenticeship programme which spans across all areas of the business and is a viable route into a plethora of different careers and specialisms.

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