Apprentice Technical Operator- Water (Level 2) SEVERN TRENT PLC

Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn! In this apprenticeship you will learn how to carry out routine daily operational tasks on treatment works including treatment processes, security, safety, and housekeeping. You will work towards the role of a fully-fledged professional, while also achieving an academic qualification.

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

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *25 days holiday + bank holidays (ability to buy/sell) *Annual bonus up to £1,500 (subject to eligibility) *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 is usually Monday - Friday, 7.00am - 3.00pm, you will also have periods of time block training, how often this is will depend on the training provider

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn! Our Apprentice Technical Operator Programme offers the perfect blend of personal and professional development, exposing you to the core of our business. Entering an apprenticeship scheme with us involves working towards the role of a fully-fledged professional, earning a salary, whilst also being able to maintain a sense of academic achievement. 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 technical operations team, you’ll work with clean water and apply treatment processes to make it wholesome for the customers we serve every day.

You will play a large part in controlling the supply of water to meet the daily demand meaning you will engage with internal and external customers for example: contractors, regulators, colleagues, and our communities.

Furthermore, you’ll fault find on treatment processes and assets, receive and store chemical deliveries, assess and optimise energy on site and carry out site checks for safety, security, and productivity purposes, reporting any faults, issues and concerns that need escalation.

What will you learn:

  • How to carry out routine daily operational tasks on treatment works including treatment processes, security, safety, and housekeeping 
  • How to treat water to a wholesome standard, escalating concerns to senior members of staff
  • How to carry out first line maintenance and water sampling
  • How to work safely and report hazards and/or take appropriate action to resolve
  • How to safely disinfect plant, assets, tools, and equipment, which will provide a clean environment for water production

The training you will be getting

  • Within our Technical Operations teams you will complete the Level 2 Water Process Operative Apprenticeship standard, allowing you to develop the skills & experience required to become an expert
  • 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of this programme, you will take up a role as a Technical Operator where you will be able to put your skills to action
  • You’ll be part of a standby rota, and work independently across multiple sites

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

* Please note start date of Mon 2nd Sep is approximate and subject to change dependant on role * Face to face assessments will run from 7th May – 27th June * Due to the location of this role and the nature of the work involved, you will need to have a full UK Driving licence & access to your own vehicle when starting your apprenticeship.

About the employer

Join our family, we know you'll love it We’re a growing team of over 8,500 people - with a purpose to deliver one of life’s essentials and whilst doing so thriving in our unique culture and making a lasting difference to our planet, society, and careers. If you do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here. We want to tap into different perspectives and fresh approaches. Finding diverse talent can bring new ways of thinking to the business. At Severn Trent there's a wonderful world full of opportunities. From operational to technology, finance to project management. No matter what your path so far, there's something for everyone.




Severn Trent - Ogston

Peggy Lane


DE55 6EL


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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 process operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

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 face to face over 7th May to 27th June

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Mar 2024