Are you a problem solver? Would you like to play a critical role in protecting the Scottish environment? This apprenticeship helps candidates develop the skills to thrive in the water industry.
From data analysis to construction management, there are a wide range of opportunities available in the Scottish water industry. It covers research, design, data modelling, construction, systems management and many other crucial fields of expertise. Control the flow of Scotland’s most essential resource as a water distribution technician. Provide homes with safer and cleaner water as a network design technician. Use your analytical skills to fix key infrastructure as a leakage field operative.
You can develop a sound understanding of water systems and infrastructure and how best to build, improve and maintain them. In addition, you'll gain valuable insights from industry experts who will support you during your apprenticeship. Whatever interests you have in the water sector, this apprenticeship delivers practical skills you can use to further your career.
You will earn a Modern Apprenticeship qualification in The Water Industry at either SCQF level 5 or level 6. This qualification contains:
During your apprenticeship, you could learn how to:
You will also develop a number of valuable core skills:
These skills are beneficial across almost every Scottish employment sector. Examples of sectors related to the water industry that require core skills training include manufacturing, retail, engineering and energy.
There are a wide variety of career paths that you can take after successfully completing this apprenticeship. You can expand your range of skills in further education or take your next step on the career ladder with your new qualification.
Further education: Continue your development with additional training. Examples of courses that you could progress onto include the Higher National Certificate in Water Operations at SCQF level 7.
Straight to work: Use your water industry qualification to apply for jobs and secure employment. This apprenticeship could lead to a career in jobs such as:
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship. You should be willing to demonstrate your enthusiasm and motivation for a career in the water industry and ideally should have some practical experience using basic tools.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 24 months to complete at SCQF level 5 and 48 months to complete at SCQF level 6.