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Apprentices
Working closely with our operational teams, this scheme will accelerate your professional development, giving you the chance to stand out early on.

Thank you for your interest in this programme. Please note that applications for this programme closed on 31st March 2020. Updates to this site will be made should further vacancies on this programme be identified.

Utilities Engineering Technician - Apprenticeship 

Locations across the Severn Trent region

Become a Technical Expert in a global organisation

You’ll be part of projects that will stretch you, grow your engineering skills and connect us with communities across our region.

What you'll be doing

Having completed an intensive residential period of on-the-job training, where you’ll have gained a high level of technical knowledge to support your transition into operational placements, you’ll have the opportunity to start putting your skills to use. Our Utilities Engineering Technicians perform vital maintenance on equipment to ensure our sites and systems run efficiently and safely, as well as supporting other disciplines.

There are three main roles: Electrical; Mechanical; Instrumentation Control and Automation (ICA). Technicians can (where business need requires) be trained to work with wider responsibilities across some or all of the main roles. Examples of some activities are:

Utilities Engineering Technician – Mechanical

You’ll get to grips with core mechanical theory and principles, applying them to a range of complex systems, carrying out essential repairs, and keeping us and our communities connected.

Utilities Engineering Technician – Electrical

You’ll find out about the intricate electrical networks that make our business flow. Installing, inspecting and maintaining them, you’ll ensure that our customers have a safe and reliable water supply.

Utilities Engineering Technician – Instrumentation, Control and Automation (ICA)

You’ll learn how to assess, repair and overhaul vital instruments and control equipment. Diagnosing faults and designing solutions, the knowledge you develop will keep our business running.

 

The starting salary for this apprenticeship is £16,060

How we'll support you

Training and Development

Your rotation placements will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become an expert here, either through working in operational teams or on technical projects. During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training modules and have the opportunity to gain a range of NVQ Level 3 Qualifications.

To help you drive and own your career progression, we’ll provide you with Personal Development Plan. This will be set and agreed with your line manager and reviewed regularly to inform your bi-annual performance reviews.  

For more information, check out the apprenticeship standard here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/utilities-engineering-technician/

 

 

Wonderful for all

We’re building an inclusive company. We’ve created a culture that encourages all of our people to think of every single day as an opportunity to do something better.

Our most ambitious goals depend on forward-thinking ideas, no matter who they come from. As employers, we welcome people from all walks of life and promote diversity and inclusion.