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Asset Technician Apprentice



8th January 2021

Duration: 4 year programme 

Hours: Full time 

Qualification gained: Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician (Electromechanical) Apprenticeship Standard 

Fancy working for the UKs largest water company? 
Here at Anglian Water, we’re much more than water and poo! We’re a company with over 5,000 employees and we serve over 6 million customers across the East of England. To continue delivering a high service to those customers, we are looking for the next generation of passionate people ready to launch their career and fulfil their potential.  

What exactly is an Asset Technician Apprentice? 
As an Asset Technician Apprentice, you will extract treat and distribute water to ensure our 6 million customers always maintain a safe and clean water supply.  

You earn while you learn on this bespoke 3-4 year scheme. Throughout the majority of your first year, you will be based at a fully expensed residential college where you will meet like-minded people and build your knowledge of instrumentation, as well as developing your mechanical and electrical skills. During years 2 and 3 you will spend 1 week in 4 at college to reinforce your on-the-job learning. Year 4 will be fully work based. 

As a fully qualified and multi skilled mechanical and electrical Asset Technician, you will be responsible for ensuring the equipment at our Water Treatment Works remains operational so that our customers continue to receive 1,100 million litres of drinking water per day. Whilst on the job you will also learn about all aspects of the water treatment process including the chemicals, coagulants, disinfectants, and gases.  

What do you need to be an Anglian Water Apprentice? 
In terms of qualifications, you’ll need 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade A*-C or 9-4, including Maths and English. However, beyond your qualifications you’ll also possess:  

  • An enthusiastic nature 
  • A willingness to learn 
  • A passion for hands on work 
  • A commitment to gaining your qualification through a combination of study based and, on the job learning 
  • Team spirit  
  • An appreciation of compliance to Health & Safety 

As well as the above, you’ll ideally have a full UK driving license (or be working towards gaining one from your 17th Birthday) along with living approximately 30-40 minutes from the area.  

What’s in it for you?  

  • Fully paid accommodation at college (including food allowances) 
  • Access tools, uniform and PPE  
  • 23 days annual leave – rising with length of service 
  • Competitive pension scheme – Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6% 
  • Personal private health care 

Plus, you’ll  gain a nationally recognised  apprenticeship, valuable practical skills as well as consistent guidance and support from our experienced team. Find out more about this apprenticeship by clicking here. 

Find out more about our Apprenticeship recruitment process by looking at our FAQ section here. We’re a in-house recruitment team committed to supporting our candidates through their recruitment journey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries at earlycareers@anglianwater.co.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/01/2021




This job is located in Ipswich

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