Apprentice (Field Service Engineer - Electrical) United Utilities

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? We provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career. As an electrical field service engineer, you’ll learn how to spot faults on our electrical equipment, as well discover what goes into refurbishing and replacing our assets.

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

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

    Annual increase

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226724

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an electrical field service engineer, you’ll learn how to spot faults on our electrical equipment, as well discover what goes into refurbishing and replacing our assets. Therefore, ensuring our water assets are available and are working correctly, helping to keep services running smoothly for our customers.

During your 48 month apprenticeship you’ll learn how to spot faults on our electrical assets, as well as what goes into refurbishing and replacing our electrical equipment across all of our water treatment works and pumping stations.

You’ll live and breathe the water industry so it’s important you’re willing to learn and gain an understanding of how we provide clean water for our customers.

During your apprenticeship you’ll learn:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focussed on ensuring our plants continue to operate at maximum efficiency
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment, be able to identify any faults and carry out routine maintenance, following the company’s rigorous health and safety standards
  • About scheduled maintenance activity and how to organise your workload effectively

The training you will be getting

  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Utilities Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.
  • Training will be apprentice workplace and block release during your first year. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Electrical Field Service Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Must include Maths, English and Science or Tech (Grade 5 GCSEs, grades A-C or 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Some working outdoors, and heavy lifting.

About the employer

United Utilities is responsible for water and wastewater services in the North West of England. Our purpose is to provide great water and more for the North West. We deliver 1.8 billion litres of water a day to more than 3 million homes and businesses in the North West, as well as treating all the wastewater which disappears around the U-bend. Keeping the region flowing relies on a vast behind the scenes operation, involving hundreds of reservoirs, treatment works and pumping stations; thousands of kilometres of water pipes and sewers and a 5,000 strong workforce.

Employer

United Utilities

Address

Sweetloves Water Trestment Works

Astley Bridge,

Bolton

BL1 7EB

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Training

Training provider

UNITED UTILITIES WATER LIMITED

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

Utilities engineering 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2024