Apprentice Maintenance Technician - Electrical SEVERN TRENT WATER LIMITED

Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn! Working towards the role of a fully-fledged professional while earning a salary as well as an academic achievement. Throughout the duration of this apprentice, you will learn key skills like how to work with sometimes complex equipment, as part of planned reactive maintenance programmes

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

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Closing date: 09 Oct 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 - Friday, 7am to 3pm, however there may be flexibility around the structure of your working hours, team and line manager dependent. Your first year will be training at Make UK Centre, Birmingham

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

Working alongside our electrical maintenance team, you’ll undertake:

  • Installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance, and repair of a range of equipment
  • Sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes
  • Furthermore, you will play a crucial part in creating an electricity generating environment, which may use a range of different fuels including gas, wind and other renewable sources
  • You will be building upon the electrical systems our infrastructure needs to operate, using knowledge of computer systems to repair and recycle equipment

What you will learn:

  • Throughout the duration of this apprentice, you will learn key skills like how to work with sometimes complex equipment, as part of planned reactive maintenance programmes
  • You will be maintaining electrical installations, testing, servicing, and repairing faults on production equipment
  • Maintenance practices, processes and procedures covering a range of waste and water systems, plant, and equipment
  • Relevant level of theory and principles that underpin the design and function of electro-mechanical and instrumentation systems and equipment
  • Install and connect electrical cables, switchgear, circuit breakers, motors, transformers and other associated equipment
  • Carry out electrical procedures on industrial low voltage systems (up to 1000V AC) operating switchgear, fuses, motor control centres, transformers, manual and automatically controlled drives and motors
  • Carry out basic fault diagnostics on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Interpret electrical drawings to install, position or re-locate electrical equipment and cabling

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
  • Ability to travel freely across our patch to visit different sites and travel to meetings and training days
  • Curiosity to learn quickly in a reactive and dynamic working environment 
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions to serve our customers and protect the environment

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

  • Within our electrical maintenance team you will complete the Level 3 Utilities Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard allowing you to develop the skills & experience required to become an expert within our electrical maintenance 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
  • For the first year of your apprenticeship, you will be in Aston Birmingham training at Make UK centre, (staying from Monday- Friday in a hotel unless you live local)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • By the end of this programme, you will take up an electrical maintenance technician 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, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other Functional Skills English & Maths (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

* You will need to be at least 17 years old when starting this apprenticeship * You will need to have achieved Level 2 English and Maths before completing your apprenticeship * You will need a full UK Driving licence within 12 months of beginning your apprenticeship, as the ability to drive is mandatory for this role

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.




Seven Trent Water

Barlaston Old Road


ST12 9FA


New Talent Team, Severn Trent

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Utilities 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 a face to face assessment centre which will be held throughout November 2023

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

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2023