Apprentice Field Service Engineer - Mechanical (Wastewater) - Advanced (Level 3)

United Utilities (Employer)

Uu Water (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,500.00
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday (Shifts to be confirmed)
4 years (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Utilities engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
7 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a mechanical field service engineer, you'll learn how to maintain, refurbish and replace our mechanical equipment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

Help keep taps flowing and toilets flushing across the North West.

At United Utilities we're proud to be essential every day, and our people are essential too.

Come and join us on our apprenticeship scheme and you'll be given the training and development to take that first step onto the career ladder, supported by the United Utilities family.

 What makes us different?

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
  • 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

A bit more about the role.

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

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

During your four-year 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 wastewater treatment works, ensuring that it remains compliant and working correctly.

This can be a bit of a messy job dealing with the things our customers flush down the loo, so you'll need to be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Successful apprentices will achieve a Utilities Engineering Technician Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

During your apprenticeship you'll learn:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focused 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
  • About scheduled maintenance activity and how to organise your workload effectively

What you'll get from us:

  • Rewarding essentials – there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £12,500 which will increase each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be – you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of – we're a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state-of-the-art facilities 
  • Be part of the family – you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices

Additional information.

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/shift pattern, 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 easily.

*As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background. If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Future Prospects

Upon completion of your apprenticeship and meeting the behaviours required, you will progress into a permanent post that matches with the role you have trained for. Further prospects within the business depends on you, and your desire to succeed. Annual appraisals are a key driver to spot talent, which enables development opportunities and career mapping.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills
  • Good organisational skills

Qualities Required

  • Customer focused
  • Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Team player
  • Ambitious
  • Attention to detail
  • Achieve the qualifications needed to really succeed in your role
  • Someone who's keen to gain practical experience

Qualifications Required

You'll need to have 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent), which must include maths, English Language and a science or technology subject.

Training Provided

Successful apprentices will achieve:

  • Utilities Engineering Technician Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships

As part of your apprenticeship you'll learn:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focused 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 maintenance and repairs, following the company's rigorous health and safety standards
  • About schedule maintenance activity and organise your workload effectively
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