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Field Technician Apprentice (Level 2 Water Process Operative) SEVERN TRENT SERVICES OPERATIONS UK LIMITED

Our apprenticeships are a great way to earn & learn! As well as gaining a formal qualification through your apprenticeship, you’ll get a real job from day one and after your apprenticeship! Working on your own personal development, you’ll also make a lasting difference to our customers & communities, not just for now, but far into the future.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *25 days holiday + bank holidays *Annual bonus scheme based on company performance *Annual salary increases *Flexible benefits include: Buy/sell holiday, Pension scheme up to 15% employer contributions, discounted shares, 2 paid volunteering days

  • Working week

    A typical working week for this role is usually Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Total hours per week: 37 *Your apprenticeship will include block periods of training and study

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Let's cut straight to it:

Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.  

We have an amazing opportunity for someone to join the Severn Trent Services team through a two year apprenticeship programme. Severn Trent Services provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority.

  • What we're looking for:

Are you looking to start your career or possibly make a career change? Do you enjoy working outdoors, in a constantly changing environment? In this role you could be hands on carrying out operational work one day and the next your using your fantastic customer service skills to investigate, diagnose and resolve a problem at one of customers properties. We are looking for someone who wants to learn, and is willing to roll up their sleeves and jump right in. 

  • Let's tell you more:

You’ll be supported every step of the way, by your line manager and mentor.

The role involves being hands on, carrying out general maintenance tasks to run our sites as efficiently as possible and undertaking repairs to pumps, pipework and more on a reactive and planned basis – giving a real sense of achievement when you can see what the benefit of your work has resulted in. 

You will be working on a mixture of water and wastewater assets across our sites, such as Water Treatment Works, Sewage Treatment Works, Pumping Stations, Oil and Water Interceptors, Fire Boosters and more, all different in size and complexity. Once training is completed, you will have a great understanding and knowledge in Water and Waste water processes, Operating and Maintaining assets, Leakage detection with the option to develop your training in other areas after your apprenticeship is complete.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Within Severn Trent Services, you will complete this Level 2 Water Process Operative Apprenticeship, allowing you to develop the skills & experience required to become a Field Technician. 

You’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training.
A Personal Development Plan will help drive your career progression, set, agreed & regularly reviewed with your line manager

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of your training, as long as you pass your end point assessment and have met your performance targets throughout your Apprenticeship, you will be offered an opportunity in a permanent role with us.
At the end of the programme you’ll take up a Field Technician role, where you’ll get to make a real difference

  • How we'll reward and care for you in return:

It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  

Here’s some of our favourites: 

·         Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of your annual salary, based on company performance

·         25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  

·         Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)

·         Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent PLC shares at a discounted rate

·         Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  

·         Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers

·         Family friendly policies  

·         Two volunteering days per year  

As if that isn’t enough, you’ll receive an annual salary increase whilst your on programme and you’ll also get an increase when you move into your first job. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


Other Maths & English Functional Skills (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

* Due to the travel required in this role applicants need to be able to drive and have a valid driving license * Due to the nature of some of our contracts you will be required to achieve full security clearance. *Individuals without level 2 English & Maths will need to achieve this prior to completing the apprenticeship.

About the employer

This opportunity sits within our Severn Trent Services business, a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. Severn Trent Services provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority





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Apprenticeship standard

Water process operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Full details are included on the Severn Trent website, there are 3 key areas - Application, Online Assessment Exercises, Assessment Centre (Zoom) Applications are now open & may remain open longer than stated above, the expected start date of 26th September 2022 is subject to change. Please visit our website to apply. If successful in the online assessments, you will be in a pool of people to consider inviting to an assessment centre and will let you know after applications close

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Sep 2022