Joining our transport and logistic teams, you’ll work as part of the Logistic Management Centre (LMC) which operates a new fleet of state-of-the art Tankers with jetting capability, Potable Water Tankers, and Inventory delivery vehicles to support both reactive and planned work.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Working hours to be confirmed. Start time 7.30am when onsite. Hours will vary when attending training or college.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an exciting opportunity to join Thames Water as one of our LGV Driver Apprentices. Our Drivers are ambassadors for Thames Water out on the road so you will be responsible to ensure that our values are upheld and provide a first-class service to our customers.

You will be working alongside an experienced driver technician for the duration of your programme and will receive ongoing support from your mentor, line manager and training provider to complete your class 2 qualification and develop your experience to excel within your career at Thames Water.

We’re in the beginning of journey towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and increasing our fleet of 5 electric vehicles so we’re looking for someone who is passionate in joining us on this journey.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to drive large goods vehicles, which are vehicles with a Gross Combined Weight of over 7500kg, in a safe and fuel-efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location and condition.

As one of our LGV apprentices you will work as part of the Logistic Management Centre (LMC) which operates a new fleet of state-of-the vehicles including: 

  • Tankers with jetting capability
  • Potable Water Tankers
  • Inventory delivery vehicles to support both reactive and planned work

The training you will be getting

  • Cat C+E licence.
  • Large Good Vehicle (LGV) Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required).

On the job training delivered by the employer.  

Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out:   

  • Regular training.
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviors in order to progress and develop. 
  • Identify, track and support 20% off the job training activities. 
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings; identifying learning achievements and next steps.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent role within Thames Water.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Desired

Things to consider

Over 18 and Full driving licence required

About the employer

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.   Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.   But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?




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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

Large goods vehicle (LGV) driver C + E

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jun 2024