2021 Clean Water Network Operative Apprentice - Utilities

  • Job Reference: 204234
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Location: Barnstaple, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Water Network Operative Apprentice (Clean Water)

Location: Barnstable - Branham Crescent, Barnstable, EX31 2FB
Business Area: Kier Utilities - South West Water

Contract: 2 Year FTC
Salary: Year 1 from £4.50 p/h with the potential to earn up to £11.40p/h upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

The scope and scale to grow and achieve.
Working in Alliance with South West Water, Kier Utilities is not your typical water contracting company, we share our client's passion for delivering reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and waste water services to 2.2 million people throughout Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and small areas of Hampshire and Somerset. We are looking for people to join our Apprenticeship programme in the South West to be part of the Network Service Alliance, an exciting and progressive team.

It's collaborative, innovative and inspiring. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you care about delivering a first-class job with excellent customer service, your career and the environment, then we want to hear from you.

Job responsibilities
We have opportunities for operative apprenticeships in all areas to work as part of the Reactive or Planned Work Delivery Teams within the Network Service Alliance, specifically on clean water related projects. You'll play a key role in ensuring projects are delivered to technical and customer specification with a strong emphasis on meeting Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards and regulation.

Working outside as part of a small team we are looking for hardworking and committed individuals to support with the carrying out of service/mains repairs & maintenance, meter installations and the installation of new water connections in the highway. No previous experience is necessary but your enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to work as part of a team is essential.

This role will require you to work as part of a 5-day shift pattern (including a Saturday or Sunday on a rota-basis), you may also be required to undertake standby duties. Weekend working as part of the shift is compensated with a weekday off, providing flexibility and opportunity for improved work life balance for many. Enhanced pay rates for hours worked on shifts between 06:00 and 20:30.

This two-year apprenticeship consists of work experience doing a real job, gaining valuable experience and training. You will also be required to attend 12 x 2-week block releases per year to our learning partner, Bridgewater College. During the block training you will be required to attend the college daily, accommodation will be provided.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there is the potential for a full-time position, we have a clear career path and pay structure for those that succeed and become a full-time member of the Kier team in the South West.

What do we need from you?
We're looking for enthusiastic individuals, you must be a committed, a good communicator, hard-working and reliable individual who is punctual and able to work as part of a team. It's essential that you're self-motivated and generally willing to help and be flexible. These roles are physically demanding and require you to work outside undertaking manual tasks throughout the year.

Minimum requirements -

GCSE English and Maths Grades A*-D / 9-3 range or equivalent

Full UK Driving License with your own transport

Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

What will you receive?
In return we will give you a competitive reward and benefits package including:

  • Hourly rate in line with Apprenticeships schemes
  • Standby payments
  • Enhanced hourly pay rate (up to base hourly rate x1.9) for shifts, weekends and overtime
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free Life Assurance up to four times your salary
  • 21 days annual leave
  • Access to a range of attractive flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyle
  • Two employee Share Scheme options
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Comprehensive training
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers.
Pre-employment checks
It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/ standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.
Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy.

Kier is an inclusive employer
Closing Date: 31st January 2020
Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.