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Clearwater and Cranfield University to create promising graduate opportunities in water management

Leading supplier of water management services and solutions to provide practical two-year placements to postgraduates of Cranfield’s water courses.

Clearwater Group Limited has teamed up with Cranfield University to offer postgraduates of the university’s water courses the opportunity to enhance and develop their skills in professional water management.

The nationwide water management provider will take on up to ten postgraduates every year with the potential of full-time opportunities offered at the end of the two-year period. Those enrolling on the programme will utilise the real world skills and experience gained at Cranfield into four of Clearwater’s core departments; sales, operations, engineering and SafeCare – the company’s risk assessment consultancy. Participants will spend six months in each department.

  Clearwater is dedicated to developing fresh talent and driving skills, training and development in the water and environmental management industries. Having recently launched its Technical Training Academy, providing hands-on training in the latest water treatment practices and technologies to those in the water treatment sector.

“We’re very excited to welcome the first set of postgraduates to the Clearwater programme this September,” said Jaqui McGee, Head of HR at Clearwater. “Recent studies have highlighted significant skills shortages and it’s no secret that finding the right experience isn’t always straightforward for postgraduates looking to launch their careers. We’re confident that these issues can be overcome. Combined with the opening of the Clearwater Technical Training Academy, this is a positive step towards providing the sector with fresh, well-trained talent.”

“This is a promising development for Cranfield’s existing and future students,” said Paul Jeffrey, Director of Water, Cranfield University. “Clearwater recognises the potential in enthusiastic postgraduates and has created a clear path forwards for those seeking vital experience in an essential industry.”

About Clearwater Technology LtdA leading provider of water treatment and water and air hygiene solutions, servicing major brands across the UK with the widest national coverage of any provider in its industry. It offers a comprehensive range of products and services to clients of all sizes, from single care homes to global brand names with multi-site facilities across the UK and is the largest direct employer in its industry. Clearwater works with its clients to improve their businesses operating and production efficiencies, helping to reduce their total cost of operation and delivering an enhanced competitive advantage. With a network of 9 offices strategically located across the UK and Ireland, Clearwater is able to offer its clients a first-class service and speed of response unsurpassed in its industry, providing sustainable solutions to meet health and safety, environmental and legislative concerns, whilst maintaining asset reliability and compliance.

About Cranfield UniversityCranfield has over 40 years’ experience in the sector and we are recognised internationally for our work in the science, engineering and management of water.

We work in all aspects of water – whether it is helping to ensure safe, clean supplies for domestic consumption, assessing agricultural needs for food production, protecting and enhancing natural habitats or improving process engineering for manufacturing and industry.

We have strategic partnerships with the Department for the Environment, Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent and Anglian Water.

Our activities are underpinned by world-class facilities, including a pilot-plant hall at the University’s own sewage treatment works, state-of-the-art soil and water laboratories, a grey water treatment pilot area, a managed borehole drilling site and soil and irrigation testing facilities.

We are a founding member of Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP); it is estimated that, to date, it has helped provide over one million people with clean drinking water, and some 400,000 with improved sanitation. In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our education and research into safe water and sanitation for the world’s poorest communities.

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