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Maintenance Technician Apprentice



8th January 2021

Duration: 4 year programme

Hours: Full time as above

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 a Maintenance Technician Apprentice?
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 in Grantham 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 multiskilled mechanical and electrical Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for ensuring the equipment at our Water Recycling sites remains operational through maintaining and repairing the assets.

There are many components necessary to operate the water recycling system which must be carefully maintained, such as wet wells, pipes, valves, storage tanks and pumps!

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 nationally recognised qualifications as well as a Level 3 Apprenticeship, together with valuable practical skills alongside 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 Lowestoft

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