Our Utilities Operational Technicians maintain the systems and machinery that Severn Trent uses to bring clean water to our customers.

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for this programme, with the last date for applications submitted on Sunday 21st March 2021.

Operations Technician Programme

Develop the technical skills that enables you to look after all things operational, whether that's water, waste or biodiversity

Operations Technician - Programmes are available in the following business areas, and locations;

Business area: Waste Water Recycling

Look after the operations and maintenance of our sewage treatment works and pumping stations. We have high standards to meet when it comes to treating sewage - protecting and
enhancing the environment is one of our biggest priorities.

Locations: Mansfield, Stratford Upon Avon

Business area: Bioresources

Responsible for the transportation and treatment of sludge. We convert 5.7 million of it each year into enough renewable energy to power over 60,000 homes and take 600,000 tonnes of recycled Biosolids out to farmland.

Location: Netheridge, Gloucester

Business area: Water Treatment

Produce 1.9 billion litres of drinking water every day for our customers, and our primary focus is to do this safely. We also look after all our operational facilities sites and maintain our buildings and grounds.

Locations: Mythe (Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire), Trimpley (Bewdley, Worcestershire)

Waste Water Recycling & Bio Resources - 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 Waste Water Operations Technicians carry out routine tasks with the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment works and pumping stations, whilst our Bio Resources Operations Technician Apprentice will be part of a team that responsible for transporting and treating sewage sludge which is collected from more than 1000 of our Waste Water Treatment sites across the region.

Working under the guidance and support of colleagues, you’ll share the responsibility for operational tasks within your area, undertake onsite process sampling and laboratory analysis, before processing the data captured, and have involvement in the day to day first line maintenance of our sites. 

You’ll support site energy efficiency programmes, planning optimisation which will benefit the business and environment. 

Water Treatment - what you'll be doing

To be part of a dynamic team, predominantly operating at Mythe (Gloucestershire) or Ogston (Leicestershire) Treatment Works, Your role will be to produce drinking water to high quality standards for our customers, in the most cost efficient and safe manner. This will include Raw Water Sources, Raw Water Storage Reservoirs, through plant processes and potentially Distribution Service Reservoirs

You will work alongside a dedicated maintenance team, process team and Team Manager and your development will enable you to build knowledge of using control platforms such as SCADA and PRISM to operate the work. 

How we'll support you

Training and Development

Your apprenticeship will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become an expert Operations Technician within our operational teams. During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training to gain your level 3 apprenticeship. 

To help you drive and own your career progression, you’ll be supported by your Line Manager and/or Mentor to create your own personal development plan, which will be reviewed regularly in performance reviews.

This apprenticeship follows the apprenticeship standards set out by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

The skills applicants need

We’re looking for people who’ll demonstrate curiosity. You’ll be able to grasp and learn things quickly, learning from your own and others experience, to improve performance in the future, and you’ll be someone who enjoys analysing information to spot potential problems in the future. 

You’ll be someone who is motivated by a strong desire to succeed and excel in your apprenticeship, taking pride and ownership of appropriate tasks and actions, knowing that what you do, makes a difference to our customers. 

Developing knowledge and expertise during your apprenticeship, you'll be flexible in your approach, quickly taking on board new information and adapting well to change. Using this knowledge you will be able to inform robust solutions and decisions, demonstrating courage to see tasks through in their entirety. 

We show care to our colleagues and customers alike and you'll be someone who is able to successfully build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, drawing on these relationships to understand their drivers, needs and expectations.  

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.