Water Industry

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Water Industry like?

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

  • 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.

Entry requirements

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. It's also great to have some practical experience using basic tools.

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship will take 24 months to complete at SCQF Level 5 and 48 months to complete at SCQF Level 6.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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