JOB hunters across the region looking to learn a new skill while earning a salary, can find out how at an apprentice open evening this month.

Hosted by water companies Severn Trent and its Welsh business, Hafren Dyfrdwy, the unique evening is an opportunity for people in Wrexham, Shropshire and Powys to dive into the world of water and is set to demonstrate the plenty of jobs and opportunities on offer while hearing more about the perks of apprenticeships.

Across both companies in total, there are more than 110 jobs to be created through the now open apprenticeship schemes with many across North Wales and Shropshire.

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And with it being National Apprenticeship Week (February 5-11) it's the perfect time to showcase the life of an apprentice and why at any age, or stage in life, an apprenticeship could be for you.

Teams from Severn Trent and Hafren Dyfrdwy, as well as current apprentices, will be at Severn Trent's offices in Shelton on Holyhead Road, Shrewsbury between 5pm-8pm.

Both companies will talk about life at a water company, the benefits of apprenticeships, and more details into the current jobs on offer.

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Jade Pearson, new talent lead at Severn Trent said: "Our open evenings are a fab way to let people know exactly what we're all about, and just why an apprenticeship could be a great next step for anyone's career and future.

"We have some exciting apprenticeships available, from technical operations to digital design, and even a laboratory scientist. We're proud to cover such a large geographical patch, and we're able to bring jobs and opportunities to Wrexham, Shropshire and Powys for those living here to explore and benefit from."

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Harriet Taylor, 21, from Shropshire, who is four months into her Operational Technician Apprenticeship in wastewater said: "Since starting my apprenticeship, it's given me the stability I needed while learning something new and still getting paid.

"It's given me structure and helped me build my confidence and abilities and I'm already excited about my future here. I'd encourage anyone to give it a shot, I love my job, I love learning and my colleagues. I get to go home happy at the end of every day and that's what's important."

The types of apprenticeships available specifically in the area include some of the below:

• Apprentice service delivery assistant

• Apprentice technical operator - water

• Assistant water network technician apprentice

• Digital design apprentice

• Laboratory scientist apprentice

• Maintenance technician apprentice - mechanical

The apprenticeship open evening takes place on Thursday, February 8 at 5pm. To sign up to the event to secure your space, visit:

More info on our apprenticeships can also be found