Morrison Utility Services and Yorkshire Water Celebrate Apprenticeships at Annual Achievement Awards

20 February 2019

Morrison Utility Services, the UK’s largest dedicated utility service provider and part of M Group Services, recently held its annual Apprentice and Achievement Awards, recognising the achievements of apprentices and trainees from its Yorkshire Water contract team.

The event took place at Yorkshire Water’s head office in Bradford and provided an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of forty recently-qualified clean water and highways apprentices and service layer trainees, as well as their mentors.

With a retention rate of 94% the apprenticeship scheme, established in 2015, has welcomed 92 operational apprentices to Morrison Utility Services’ Yorkshire Water contract team. Over fifty per cent of the individuals successfully completing the course have since progressed to team leader roles.

Clean Water Apprentice Sam Harvey was named as the 2018 Apprentice of the Year. Collecting his award, Sam commented: “The apprenticeship was hard work at first as there were a lot of cold, early mornings but I’ve learned a lot. If any young people are thinking of applying for this apprenticeship I would recommend that they just go for it.”

Utilities Managing Director, Trevor M Hoyle, added: “Through our apprenticeship scheme we are enabling our managers and leaders of the future. Our apprentices are provided with the skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to develop both personally and professionally and our range of apprenticeship programmes continues to develop exceptional people who are making an important and valuable contribution to the success of our business.

“I would like to congratulate Sam for his award and all of our recently qualified apprentices and trainees for the hard work, enthusiasm and dedication they have shown throughout their training. I wish them all every success in their future careers with Morrison Utility Services.”

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Morrison Utility Services is the UK’s largest, dedicated utility service provider, working in long-term frameworks on behalf of regulated asset owners across the electricity, gas, telecommunications and water sectors. Morrison Utility Services is a part of M Group Services. For further information please visit

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M Group Services is a leading service provider to the essential infrastructure markets in the UK and Ireland through its utilities, transport, telecom, and data divisions. The Company operates through its subsidiaries that include Morrison Utility Services, Morrison Data Services, Dyer & Butler, Magdalene, M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions and PMP Utilities. Please visit for further information.