Apprentice (Data Analyst – Wastewater Network Modelling)

United Utilities

Apprenticeship summary

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? We’ll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career. Come and join us as an apprentice Data Analyst, you’ll learn how collect, organise, analyse and help to improve United Utilities data.

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Closing date: March 3, 2024

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Date posted:
February 2, 2024
Possible start date:
September 4, 2024
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During this 24 month apprenticeship as an apprentice data analyst (modelling), you’ll support our network modelling team, working across a variety of projects (e.g. reducing the risk of flooding and overflow activations), providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders.

You’ll document and report the results of data analysis activities, making recommendations to improve business performance whilst also learning to use network models and how their outputs are used across the business (e.g. helping to understand sewerage system flow rates and water levels).

What you’ll learn from us:

  • How to produce plans and schedules using geographic information systems (GIS) to support the modelling team
  • How to look after the network model library database to ensure the status and location of all models are recorded and managed
    Identify, collect and move data to and from a range of internal and external systems
  • How to build network models using GIS and modelling tools
    Manage the exchange of data and ensure quality assurance procedures are followed, whilst working with our survey framework contractors
  • How to manipulate and link different data sets as required
  • Successful Apprentices will achieve a Data Analyst L4 Apprenticeship Standard, which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Training will be Apprentice Workplace/Ad Hoc Day Release
  • Data Analyst (modelling)


United Utilities

United Utilities is responsible for water and wastewater services in the North West of England. Our purpose is to provide great water and more for the North West. We deliver 1.8 billion litres of water a day to more than 3 million homes and businesses in the North West, as well as treating all the wastewater which disappears around the U-bend. Keeping the region flowing relies on a vast behind the scenes operation, involving hundreds of reservoirs, treatment works and pumping stations; thousands of kilometres of water pipes and sewers and a 5,000 strong workforce.


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Data analyst (level 4)