Utilities Operational Technician Scheme at Severn Trent

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Utilities Operational Technician Scheme

Be part of a vital and changing industry

The main roles within this occupation involve working on water supply and treatment, water networks and leakage, sewerage and waste water.

What you'll be doing

Having completed an intensive residential period of off-the-job training, where you’ll have gained a high level of knowledge to support your transition into operational placements, you’ll have the opportunity to start tackling real, technical projects. Water Process Technicians could work in a number of different areas. Examples of some activities are:

Utilities Ops Technician – Treatment
You’ll carry out essential treatment works, including chemical dosing, filtration and disinfection, and discover the science behind creating a safe water supply.

Utilities Ops Technician – Network
You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of our network and the equipment that holds it together, analysing its structure and finding innovative ways to improve performance.

Utilities Ops Technician – Leakage
You’ll learn all about hydraulics theory and use it to test, alter and set-up meter areas, helping us to become a more efficient and environmentally-friendly business.

Utilities Ops Technician – Sewerage Network
You’ll get under the surface of our operations, doing hands-on work in confined spaces, inspecting underground systems and keeping them properly maintained.

Utilities Ops Technician – Waste Water Treatment
You’ll make sure thousands of people, every day, have access to clean water, carrying out vital processes including screening, settlement and biological treatment.

How we'll support you

Induction event
A two-week induction designed to introduce you to our business, show you how we work and help you get the best.

An Apprentice buddy
Someone to share your experiences with and support you in achieving your ambitions.

Regular performance reviews with your manager
Bi-annual reviews to help you outline clearly-defined goals and measure how you’re developing against them.

National Qualifications
We’ll also help you to pursue nationally recognised qualifications, such as NVQs.

Training and Development

Your rotation placements will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become an expert here, either through working in operational teams or on technical projects. During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training modules and have the opportunity to gain a range of NVQ Level 3 Qualifications.

To help you drive and own your career progression, we’ll provide you with Personal Development Plan. This will be set and agreed with your line manager and reviewed regularly to inform your bi-annual performance reviews.

About Severn Trent

With eight million customers, we do something incredible every day; supply almost two billion litres of water. We connect communities with the world's most precious resource.

Our vision is to become the UK’s leading water company by 2020. To achieve this, we’ll need talented people ready to become the future experts of our industry.

How to apply

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