Apprentice (Wastewater Network Technician)

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. Join us as an apprentice wastewater network apprentice learn to operate and look after all of the kit we use to collect and transfer wastewater from homes and businesses.

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Closing date: March 3, 2024

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Date posted:
February 5, 2024
Possible start date:
September 4, 2024
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No two days are ever the same as a wastewater network apprentice.

During your 36 month apprenticeship, you’ll learn to operate and look after all of the kit we use to collect and transfer wastewater from homes and businesses across the North West to our treatment works where it is treated and safely discharged to the environment.

For the first two years of your apprenticeship, you’ll spend your time learning the ropes as a wastewater network apprentice. After this time, you’ll be assigned to a specific wastewater network role, as a wastewater drainage delivery technician or a customer support technician, enabling you to become an expert in your field. 

What you’ll learn from us:

  • How to look after all of our sewers and wastewater assets such as pumping stations and  combined sewer overflows
  • How to respond to wastewater issues such as blockages, flooding & pollution
  • How to support the business during incidents and events
    How to resolve customer queries and complaints
  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Wastewater Industry Network Technician, Level: 3 which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.
  • Apprentice work place and Block release 1 week every month for 12 months

Wastewater Network Technician.


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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Water industry network technician (level 3)