Maintenance Technician Apprentice - ICA (Level 3) SEVERN TRENT PLC

Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn! During your ICA Technician apprenticeship you will learn and work with all aspects of ICA (instrumentation, control, and automation) Our Apprenticeship schemes involve working 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

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • 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 ICA Maintenance Technician 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 not only by your line manager and maintenance colleagues but your own dedicated mentor. Working alongside other technical experts you will apply a range of skills and knowledge to undertake a wide variety of ICA tasks including installation, maintenance, optimisation, and fault finding on critical engineering infrastructure.

You will be part of a wider team responsible for safety and efficient management of often complex instrumentation and control equipment. Furthermore, you’ll undertake development, installation, commissioning, testing, fault diagnosis and repair of process critical automation hardware and software responsible for controlling out critical wastewater and water production assets and processes.

What will you learn:

During your apprenticeship you will learn all aspects of ICA (instrumentation, control, and automation) including:  

  • Installation, maintenance, and fault finding of field instrumentation including specialist equipment such as dissolved oxygen monitors, chlorine monitors and flow metering
  • Routine maintenance and fault finding of PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers) and HMI’s (Human Machine Interface)  
  • Development and implementation of control modifications to our processes
  • To work in a team of technical experts to continually optimise existing plant and processes

The training you will be getting

Working alongside technical experts you will complete the Level 3 Utilities Engineering Technician (ICA Pathway) 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 we're looking for:

We want our employees to care and to have a genuine passion 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
  • 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • By the end of this programme, you will take up a maintenance technician, senior automation engineer role, where you will be able to put your skills to action

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 * Completed applications must be submitted by 29th March 2024 * Face to face assessments will run from 7th May – 27th June * You will need to have a full UK Driving licence & access to your own vehicle before you complete 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.




Barlaston Old Road


ST12 9EX


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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

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