Innovation is key for next generation

As part of our ongoing commitment to innovate and educate, we are looking to future generations for inspiration through a Young Innovators’ Panel.

Cambridge 16-18 year olds are invited to join the Young Innovators’ Panel to develop the skills they will need to succeed while working on a project for Cambridge Water on ‘how to change the way their generation thinks about how it uses water’.

Students who join the panel will spend a day in July at the new Eddington development site in Cambridge, learning about Cambridge Water and spending time with directors and senior managers before being set a real-life task.

In the autumn, they will present their business ideas to a judging panel made up of our board members, executive and senior management team as well as our independent customer panel.

By joining the panel, they will get the opportunity to see the inner workings of a major business, gain first-hand experience of presenting to senior directors, improve their teamworking and communication skills, meet and make friends with other like-minded young people from around the region, influence future decisions made by the company’s senior management team and receive a formal reference for use in UCAS or apprenticeship applications.

Phil Newland, Managing Director at Cambridge Water, said:

"Water is a long-term public service - it's vital that we meet and understand future bill payers' needs. Our Young Innovators’ Panel gives us a wonderful opportunity to engage with those future bill payers and tap into their ideas.”

To find out more about how to join the panel visit our Young Innovators' page.