Apprentice Field Service Engineer – Mechanical (UU00589)

United Utilities

Apprenticeship summary

You’ll learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment, ensuring our water assets are available and working, keeping our services running smoothly. You’ll have a dedicated mentor on hand supporting every step of the way. All we ask is that you’re willing to learn, be part of a team and can manage your time and workload.

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Closing date: May 27, 2024

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£18,000 a year
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Date posted:
May 14, 2024
Possible start date:
September 4, 2024
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During your apprenticeship you’ll learn:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focussed on ensuring our plants continue to operate at maximum efficiency
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment, be able to identify any faults and carry out routine maintenance, following the company’s rigorous health and safety standards
  • How to schedule maintenance activity and organise your workload effectively

You will gain a Utilities Engineering Technician Level 3 qualification.

Every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme (as long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme).

During your first year, you’ll spend 8 months working from Bolton Technical Training Centre during the working week (Monday – Friday). If you’re from outside of the area, accommodation will be provided by United Utilities during this period, excluding weekends.

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship you’ll be asked to join part of a formal standby rota, which may require you to do some out of hours work. Don’t worry your training will prepare you for this, but we do advise that you apply for a vacancy that’s relatively easy for you to get to, as we would need you to travel to the site in Warrington easily.

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme (as long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme)
  • It’s a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation – you’ll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life


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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Utilities engineering technician (level 3)