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Apprentice Digital Design SEVERN TRENT WATER LIMITED

Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn! Our Apprentice Digital Design Programme offers the perfect blend of personal & professional development. Apprenticeship schemes with us involve working towards the role of a fully-fledged professional, earning a salary, whilst also being able to maintain a sense of academic achievement. You will be using models, sketches and electronic visuals, our apprentices will support function specialists to focus on projects.

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

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *Annual bonus up to £1,500 (based on company performance) *25 days holiday + bank holidays (ability to buy/sell) *Leading pension scheme *Annual salary increase whilst on programme *Salary increase when you move into your first job & more!

  • Working week

    A typical working week for this role is usually Monday to Friday, 08:30-17:00, however there may be flexibility around the structure of your working hours, team and line manager dependent.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Severn Trent we provide the perfect mix between hands-on experience and a formal qualification, enabling our apprentices to make a real lasting difference to our customers and communities, not just for now, but far into the future. You’ll be supported every step of the way, by your line manager and mentor.

  • Working alongside our digital design team, you’ll get the opportunity to complete tasks using digital engineering techniques such as virtualisation and simulation of design
  • You'll also complete tasks such as construction and management of assets, integration of construction data and information throughout the whole life cycle of the asset
  • Using models, sketches and electronic visuals, our apprentices will support function specialists to focus on projects

What you will learn?

  • Through our digital engineering program, you will learn how to successfully collaborate with specialists in order to design, engineer, and essentially create digital assets
  • You’ll learn how to communicate complex engineering principles to stakeholders digitally
  • You’ll learn the digital measurement of design, production, and management of assets
  • You’ll learn how to adhere to the standards and regulations of digital information

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

Within our digital design team you will complete the Level 3 Digital Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, allowing you to develop the skills & experience required to become an expert within our digital design team. 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 we're looking for?

We want our employees to care and to have a genuine passion for what we do as a business. We need people who want to make a difference in providing a vital service to our customers, now and for the long-term.

We’d love you to be someone with…

  • A ‘can do’ attitude - willing to get stuck in, take accountability for decisions and actions and who takes pride in their work
  • A love of variety in a role and ability to adapt to a dynamic, fast-paced working environment
    * Ability to quickly prioritise tasks and the initiative to dive head-first into problem solving
  • No two days are the same on the front line and not every day goes to plan, so you’ll need to be quick on your feet to respond!
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and enjoy working with multiple teams
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information and effectively communicate this to different team members and audiences
  • Curiosity to learn quickly in a reactive and dynamic working environment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

By the end of this programme, you will take up an assistant digital design engineer role, where you will be able to put your skills to action.

You’ll be supported every step of the way, by your line manager and mentor for your career in Severn Trent.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other English & Maths (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

* Should you have not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths at the point of your application, you must achieve this prior to completion of your apprenticeship * Roles close on 24th March 2023 * Check your diary – assessments will run from 17th Apr – 12th May, over Zoom

About the employer

Taking care of ‘one of life’s essentials’ – it’s our purpose and we want you to be part of it. Supplying wholesome drinking water, treating wastewater and recycling this back to the environment responsibly is no mean feat. We serve around 8 million people across the Midlands and Wales and unlike other businesses, our delivery is non-negotiable. It’s a matter of life. Many of our employees are also our customers, so we truly take pride in what we do! Employing people from across our communities and beyond, Severn Trent is an exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be curious, can be ‘Wonderfully You’ and where you can truly make an impact to our environment, now and for future generations.






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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Digital engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link within this advert to apply, this will bring you to the role on our website, where you can then click 'Apply Now' and start your Application. This includes an application form, and online assessments. If you pass the required online assessments, you'll find out after applications close if we're able to invite you to an online assessment centre which will be held between 17th April and 12th May over Zoom

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Mar 2023