Apprentice Process Controller (UU00588) United Utilities

You’ll learn how to operate our systems and about the equipment we use to deliver drinking water to our customers, making sure it complies with strict compliance regulations.. You’ll have a dedicated mentor on hand supporting every step of the way. All we ask is that you’re willing to learn, be part of a team and can manage your time and workload.

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

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Closing date: 28 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (may involve some shift work out of normal hours).

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250762

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During your apprenticeship you'll learn:

  • How to work as a team to ensure our water treatment works run smoothly and comply with strict health and safety and compliance regulations
  • How to follow our site procedures and standards to ensure that all of the processes that we use are working to their full potential
  • How to develop good personal skills and working relationships with our suppliers and contractors

The training you will be getting

You will gain a Water Industry Treatment Process Technician Level 3 qualification.

Every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme (as long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme)

During your first year, you’ll spend one working week out of every month at our technical training centre in Bolton. If you’re from outside of the area, accommodation will be provided for this period, excluding weekends.

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you’ll be asked to join part of a formal standby rota, which may require you to do some out of hours work. Don’t worry your training will prepare you for this, but we do advise that you apply for a vacancy that’s relatively easy for you to get to, as we would need you to travel to the site in Selside, Kendal easily.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme (as long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme)
  • It’s a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation – you’ll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 incl. Maths, English & Science or Technology (Grade A-C or 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

You’ll get: • Perks to the job, including salary increase each year based on performance • Involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices with the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues • An environment to be proud of – we’re committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities

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

Watchgate Water Treatment Works

Kendal

LA8 9LQ

Contact

UUEarlyCareers@uuplc.co.uk

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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

Water industry treatment process 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

The application process follows these steps: - Use the link to apply for your chosen role - You will be invited to take a recorded Video Interview answering 6 questions from the comfort of your own home - all you need is a device with a camera, microphone and internet connection - The top scorers will be invited to take some online skills tests before taking part in the final stage which is our Assessment Centre Interview over MS Teams

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 May 2024