A COMPANY that helps to prevent flooding and reduce water pollution has announced plans to create placements aimed at encouraging young people into the industry.

Detectronic, a water monitoring firm based in Colne, is doing so as part of the government backed Kickstart Scheme, which was launched in September last year and aims to create job placements for 16 to 24 year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

The firm says that placements are available across different sections of the business and on different sites across the country.

Detectronic operations manager Diane Dumon said: “A career in the water industry is hugely rewarding; we speak from experience!

"So, we’re proud to be part of Kickstart and play a part in inspiring and supporting young people to consider this particular sector via work placements with the team here at Detectronic.”

She added: “We’d like to invite anyone aged between 16 and 24 and who is currently unemployed and interested in learning more about the industry, to apply to take part.

"Successful applicants will gain direct work experience and training thanks to a six-month placement with us.”

The company says that young people taking up the placements will have the opportunity the to experience the day-to-day operations of their workshop or the administration side of the business.

They will also have the chance to work with Detectronic's field service teams at various locations.

Ms Dumon said: “Each placement will provide the opportunity to learn all about our industry and the associated skills required to succeed in a global firm.

"It could lead to a full-time position and even a long-term career in the thriving UK water industry.”

Detectronic Group says that anyone interested in the placements can discuss the matter with their work coach at their local job centre.

To find out more, go to: https://detectronic.org/.