Apprentice (Field Service Engineer – Mechanical)

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 mechanical field service engineer, you’ll learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment.

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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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As a mechanical field service engineer, you’ll learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment. Therefore, ensuring our water assets are available and are working correctly, helping to keep services running smoothly for our customers.

Our apprentice mechanical field service engineers are responsible for making sure our mechanical assets and equipment are always running up to standard on our water treatment works.

During your 48 month apprenticeship, you’ll have the chance to develop valuable engineering skills as you learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment on our water treatment works, ensuring that it remains complaint and working correctly.

You’ll live and breathe the water industry so it’s important you’re willing to learn and gain an understanding of how we provide clean water for our customers.

What you’ll learn from us:

  • 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
  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Utilities Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Training will be Apprentice workplace and block release for 8 months
  • Mechanical Field Service Engineer


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)