Apprentice (Wastewater Network Technician) - Liverpool

  • Job Reference: UU2214
  • Date Posted: 2 February 2024
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Salary: £18,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent, Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Apprentice (Wastewater Network Technician) (22151)

Job ID: 22151
Location: Liverpool, UK
Salary: £18,000.00
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose


Are you ready to live your future? Life as a United Utilities apprentice is full of benefits.  

With a range of award-winning roles on offer, you're bound to find your future career. We see our apprentices are well looked after, with a generous salary, 26 days leave excluding bank holidays, 10 driving lessons to help to get you on the road and many more benefits.  

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? Come and join us! We'll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you'll need to succeed in your career.  

Start living your future, today

Come and join us as a wastewater network apprentice where no two days are ever the same! You'll learn to operate and look after all of the kit we use to collect and transfer wastewater from homes and businesses across the North West to our treatment works where it is treated and safely discharged to the environment.


What makes us different?

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
  • It's a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation – you'll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life 


Job Accountabilities


A bit more about the role

No two days are ever the same as a wastewater network apprentice.

During your 36 month apprenticeship, you'll learn to operate and look after all of the kit we use to collect and transfer wastewater from homes and businesses across the North West to our treatment works where it is treated and safely discharged to the environment.

For the first two years of your apprenticeship, you'll spend your time learning the ropes as a wastewater network apprentice. After this time, you'll be assigned to a specific wastewater network role, as a wastewater drainage delivery technician or a customer support technician, enabling you to become an expert in your field. 

Successful apprentices will achieve a Wastewater Industry Network Technician, Level: 3 which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.


What you'll learn from us:

  • How to look after all of our sewers and wastewater assets such as pumping stations and combined sewer overflows
  • How to respond to wastewater issues such as blockages, flooding & pollution
  • How to support the business during incidents and events
  • How to resolve customer queries and complaints


Knowledge and Skills


What we're looking for:

We're looking for someone who's keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the qualifications needed to really succeed in your role.

You'll have a dedicated mentor and manager who'll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you're willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.

You'll also need to have 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grades A-C or grades 9-5, which must include Maths, English and a Science or Technology subject.


What you'll get from us:

  • Rewarding essentials – there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £18,000 and further increases each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be – you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of – we're a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities
  • Be part of the family – you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices


Additional Information


During your first year, you'll spend one working week out of every month at our technical training centre in Bolton. If you're from outside of the area, accommodation will be provided for this period, excluding weekends.

Once you've completed your apprenticeship you'll be asked to join part of a formal standby rota/shift pattern, which may require you to do some out of hours work. Don't worry, your training will prepare you for this, but we do advise that you apply for a vacancy that's relatively easy for you to get to, as we would need you to travel to the site easily.

*As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing Date: 03/03/24
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