Water industry

Water industry

“An apprenticeship in the water industry will involve managing and maintaining water and sewerage networks and assets”

As an intermediate apprentice, you may conduct operational activities on the sewerage network, support the maintenance of public health and support appropriate risk assessment. There is also real scope for progression on this apprenticeship as many managers began their careers as apprentices. As an advanced apprentice, you may assess factors that impact on water network design, provide technical information for the design of water networks, produce detailed drawings to support water network activities, and use technical information to review water network drawings. At the higher level, you could have responsibility for the daily operations of a water or sewerage network, manage leak control activities on a network, develop asset management strategies for the water industry, design computer models of water and sewerage networks, or work with engineers on the design of assets.

Duration: 12 to 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs and A-levels for advanced and higher, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels; Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk