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We are looking for an experienced Electrical Assessor to join our team!  Waterside specialises in Electrical and Mechanical engineering for industry, working with some of the biggest names in food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals in the North West.  Our team has in-depth expertise of industrial plant and processes, and we set a high standard of training for our growing base of apprentices and workforce learners.

The role is full-time or flexible part-time.  For more information on this great opportunity, click on the link below:

Waterside Electrical Assessor Vacancy (full time or part time)

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your C.V. with covering letter for the attention of Miss Kathryn J. Kirby, H.R. Officer or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Waterside first year engineering and science apprentices

Congratulations to our first year apprentices who recently finished off their initial training by delivering a presentation night. Many of the cohort have completed an intensive multi-skilled engineering programme at Waterside, covering practical mechanical skills (benchfitting, turning, basic welding etc.) and industrial electrical control (including wiring automation circuits, PLC programming and inverter drive setup)  The cohort also includes science apprentices who have been working at their employers already, getting to grips with practical laboratory based work.  All the apprentices have enjoyed time together on personal development training, including a week long residential course near the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire.

Waterside engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships open evening 16th March 4pm

No need to book - just come along 4pm-8.30pm

Waterside is holding another open day event for you to find out more about engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships!

We specialise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and process technicians, and we work with many industrial manufacturers and engineering firms in the North West.  Our employers include major names in food, pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Waterside Text Santa appeal

Coming close to the end of a busy year at Waterside, our HR Officer Kathryn and Technical Sales Manager Steve took up the challenge of raising money for the Text Santa appeal. They did a fabulous job, persuading people to wear very stylish Xmas jumpers (and leading by example themselves!), as well as playing competitions and games such as “Spot the Ronnie Reindeer” with our engineering apprentices.  Much fun and amusement all round, and they raised £130 for Text Santa, supporting worthy causes such as Save The Children. 

mayor opens waterside engineering apprenticeship event

Waterside welcomed the Mayor of St Helens to its inaugural Apprenticeship Open Day, aimed at promoting apprenticeships in the Engineering and Manufacturing industries to students across the North West.

apprentice contract signing

Taking on an apprenticeship in engineering, manufacturing or science is a major undertaking lasting 3 – 4 years.  To get a successful outcome at the end, the individual apprentice has to commit to working hard for the entire programme.  This post looks at 4 key elements that help gain commitment to an extended training journey.