SOUTH West Water has recruited a record 23 new apprentices into its frontline services this summer.
The water and waste water provider now recruits apprentices on a regular basis, creating jobs for local people and contributing to the growth of the economy and local communities in Devon and Cornwall.
The new recruits will contribute to providing safe, reliable drinking water and waste water services across the region by working within the company's drinking water, waste water and technical support services teams.
All apprentices will also be supported to study for a recognised qualification at South Devon College or with training provider Water Train.
South West Water now has more than 45 apprentices working and learning within water operations, business administration, engineering, IT and finance.
Further apprenticeship vacancies are planned across the business for the rest of 2013 and beyond. In South West Water's new WaterFuture plans it is predicted there will be a year-on-year increase in apprentice numbers for the next 25 years.