Wessex Water Services Limited

Catchment delivery adviser apprentice - Degree (Level 6)

Wessex Water Services Limited (Employer)

University of Lincoln (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,000.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday.
3 years (duration)
1 August 2022(start date)
20 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Catchment Services Delivery Team is responsible for delivery of environmentally sustainable raw water quality improvement upstream of drinking water sources and downstream of Water Recycling Centres. The work is delivered through engagement with agriculture including provision of advice and measures to reduce pollution.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Engaging with farmers and growers to provide technical advice and in-field soil and water data to help them optimise nutrient and pesticide usage.
  • Develop a good understanding of the pressures on agriculture; facilitating conversation and cooperation between the two industries.
  • Collect, collate and analyse of farm and hydrometric data in a safe and sustainable manner.
  • Reporting/presenting, verbally and in writing.
  • Working outside in all weathers.  

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Agriculture professional adviser apprenticeship

University of Lincoln; will include distance learning, assessment in the workplace, and potential block release at the university in Lincoln.  

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Become a fully qualified catchment delivery adviser on completion of your apprenticeship.

Reality Check

This role is based 30% office based and 70% outdoor based. Do be aware this role involves travel, and regularly visiting farms.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Self-motivated, Strong work ethic, Flexible, Adaptable

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Geography, science, or agriculture (Grade A Level) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Geography, science, or agriculture (Grade BTEC) Essential
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