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 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 Operational Technician Scheme 

Locations across the Severn Trent region

Be part of a vital and changing industry

The main roles within this occupation involve working on water supply and treatment, water networks, green power,  leakage, sewerage and waste water.


What you'll be doing

Having completed an intensive residential period of off-the-job training, where you’ll have gained a high level of knowledge to support your transition into operational placements, you’ll have the opportunity to start tackling real, technical projects. Water Process Technicians could work in a number of different areas.  Examples of some activities are:

Utilities Technician – Treatment

You’ll carry out essential treatment works, including chemical dosing, filtration and
disinfection, and discover the science behind creating a safe water supply.

Utilities Technician – Network

You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of our network and the equipment that holds
it together, analysing its structure and finding innovative ways to improve

Utilities Technician – Leakage

You’ll learn all about hydraulics theory and use it to test, alter and set-up meter
areas, helping us to become a more efficient and environmentally-friendly

Utilities Technician – Sewerage Network

You’ll get under the surface of our operations, doing hands-on work in confined
spaces, inspecting underground systems and keeping them properly maintained.

Utilities Technician – Waste Water Treatment

You’ll make sure thousands of people, every day, have access to clean water, carrying
out vital processes including screening, settlement and biological treatment.

We aim to train our Utilities Operational Technician Apprentices on sites in locations local to them, however this is not always possible, so if you are flexible on site location do let us know in your application.
The starting salary for this programme is £16,060.

How we'll support you

What you'll need

Apprenticeship candidates will normally have 3 to 5 GCSEs at grades A to C (including mathematics and English), or equivalent qualifications.


Training and Development

Your apprenticeship role 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 the Water Process Technician apprenticeship based on the apprenticeship standard here:

Alongside this you will develop additional role based 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.