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Bishop Hedley High School

Welsh Water holds ‘Enterprise Event’

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Head of Education, Claire Roberts, held an Enterprise Event day at Bishop Hedley Catholic High School, Merthyr Tydfil along with the help of 3 Welsh Water apprentices Kirstie Davies, Matthew Linton and Dan Linton. Helena Machin who joined the company previously as a graduate assisted on the day also.

The school collapsed the curriculum for the day to work with people from all different aspects of work. Representatives from Techniquest, Police, Western Power Distribution and other companies joined Welsh Water on the day to provide Year 10 and 11 pupils the opportunity to understand the world of work and speak to people working in industry.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water provided the pupils with a workshop on the network challenge where the challenge was to create and plan a model water network to supply water to a village within a certain budget. This workshop enabled them to use team working skills and learn a valuable lesson of the importance of a Water Network role in Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. This challenge has also been used at the Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water assessment centres when recruiting new staff.

The pupils also had the chance to visit the Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water container which was brought to the event. The apprentices and graduate explained their current roles within Welsh Water and how they came to choose their career paths. This gave the pupils an insight to the variety of roles at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and how to look at their future career choices.

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