Applications are now open for the latest USIT (Utilities and Service Industries Training Limited) Awards.
FREE ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE
USIT will pay delegate fees and £100 expenses for up to ten people to attend the Institute of Water Annual Conference 2012 to be held at the Royal Society in London on 17-18 May.
Most elements of the water industry have been changing, are under review, have been restructured or will be soon. New legislation, draft price-setting methodologies, changes to environmental regulation and an increased focus on the consumer experience will bring fresh demands on those who work in or supply the water sector. This Conference brings together leading industry figures to talk through the implications and explain the potential effects and outcomes.
As well as hearing from key influential speakers, winners of the Award will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and experts face-to-face.
Sharna Richings from Veolia Water won the Award last year and attended the Annual Conference in Swansea. Speaking about the event Sharna said: "The Conference was inspirational, motivational and increased my understanding of key issues."
Speaking about his experience Stephen Hepburn from Black & Veatch added: "The networking opportunities were great - I enjoyed some on and off subject discussions with several of the speakers and other delegates, during the breaks and at the end of each day."
BUSINESS SKILLS AWARDS
Entries are also open for the USIT Business Skills Award. Offering sponsorship of up to £7,500 to attend an established academic or training course in the UK, this award is primarily designed to assist individuals to benefit from opportunities that would not normally be available to them from their employer's ongoing training and development support arrangements.
The award will concentrate on assisting individuals of any discipline and level who are striving to develop their career in a manner which is seen to be of benefit to the utilities industry.
To enter either Award candidates must submit a short paper (1000 words) outlining why they want the sponsorship and how they expect to benefit, and complete an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.usit.org.uk. These will need to be returned to email@example.com or by post to Institute of Water, 4 Carlton Court, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0AZ. The closing date for the Conference Award is 2 March. The closing date for the Business Skills Award is 23 March.
For more press or event information please contact Lyndsey Gilmartin, on 0191 422 0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
Utilities and Service Industries Training Limited (USIT) is a charity providing grants and bursaries for education and training for the utilities industries. The charity is currently managed by four trustees who care about the future of the utilities industries and are committed to supporting education and training. Each of the trustees holds or has held a senior position in the Institute of Water and the ethos of both organisations are closely aligned.
The Institute of Water, formerly IWO (Institution of Water Officers), was founded in 1945 and is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry.
The institute supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the UK water industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework.