Distribution Inspector Apprenticeship WESSEX WATER SERVICES LIMITED

Meet people and find practical solutions to ensure our customers receive their water supply. This is one of our customer-facing roles, a distribution inspector’s job is to make sure there are no interruptions to our customers’ water supply and if a customer reports an issue it’s their job to identify and solve the problem as quickly as possible.

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Closing date: 11 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    -Salary from £17,500 to £22,000 depending on contract hours. -Pay raises to national minimum wage in year 2. -25 days of annual leave. -Fully funded driving lessons. -Generous pension scheme.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

• Ensuring we comply with regulatory standards.
• Maintaining a safe environment and processes.
• Working effectively as part of a team.
• Carrying out routine maintenance and monitoring.
• Practically solving customer issues.
• Carrying out quality inspections.

The training you will be getting

L3 Water industry network technician Apprenticeship standard

• The YTL Wessex Academy is based in Yeovil.
• Workshops and 1:1 days with your Wessex Water skills coach.
• Training will be on-site by qualified Wessex Water instructors.
• Maths and English is delivered online.

On completion of the course, you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Water Process Technician Apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Become a fully qualified Distribution Inspector on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Interest in engineering, Desire to work outdoors


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to travel to different locations, and we will supply a company vehicle when you are ready to work independently.

About the employer

Wessex Water is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the south west of England. Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support professional development, career progression and opportunities for everyone. We have a wealth of benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health & wellbeing and flexible working.




Various locations across the Wessex Water Region




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Water industry network technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this apprenticeship please follow the application link and complete the form. This should take about 20 minutes, no requirement for a CV or covering letter for level 2 or 3, however, we'll require your CV to be emailed if you're applying for a level 4 or above. Once you've applied for one Wessex Water apprenticeship; we'll consider you for all our vacancies. So you only need to apply once!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Mar 2024