Apprentice (Project Control Technician) United Utilities

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? We’ll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career. As an apprentice project control technician you'll work on a range of projects from maintenance, new build and repairs to all of our sites and networks.

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

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual increase

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

During your 36 month programme you will support project managers and their teams who are responsible for

  • Designing and building new treatment works and networks to ensure clean drinking water is supplied to our customers and the efficient and safe disposal of waste water.
  • Maintaining our existing sites and networks to meet the standards laid down by our regulators and expected by our customers.
  • Supporting projects to help better environmental management of our Land, Rivers and Coastline.

This work will include helping project managers forecast delivery dates, estimate costs for the work and to monitor how well the project is going based on the plans put together by the team, by learning how to operate our systems

What you’ll learn from us:

  • How to work as a team to ensure our wastewater and water projects run smoothly and comply with plans and regulatory targets.
  • How to manage information to support us delivering projects on time and cost to the agreed quality.

The training you will be getting

  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Level 3 Project Control Technician Standard endorsed by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
  • Training will be Apprentice workplace and adhoc/block release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Project Controls Technician

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


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

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.


United Utilities


Lingley Mere,



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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

Project controls 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