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:
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'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Water Industry at SCQF Level 5 or Level 6.
Your qualification includes:
Leakage Detection at SCQF Level 5
Network Construction Operations (Water) – Repair and Maintenance at SCQF Level 5
Network Construction Operations (Water) – Main Laying Distribution at SCQF Level 5
Network Construction Operations (Water) – Main Laying Self-lay at SCQF Level 5
Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Laying Distribution at SCQF Level 5
Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Laying Self-lay at SCQF Level 5
Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations – Water Jetting Operative at SCQF Level 5
Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations – Sewerage Investigative CCTV Operative at SCQF Level 5
Diploma in Sewerage and Drainage Operations – Sewerage Repair & Maintenance Operative at SCQF Level 5
Water Industry Operations at SCQF Level 6
Designing Water Networks at SCQF Level 6
Controlling Process Operations at SCQF Level 6
Leakage Control (Water) at SCQF Level 6
Network Construction Operations (Water) at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you could learn how to:
budget and plan construction operations
excavate and locate water systems
carry out step-testing to locate water leaks
install new water network elements
maintain water processing equipment
understand and comply with government water regulations
ensure that construction work is completed safely
You will also develop a number of valuable core skills:
information technology (IT) skills
These skills are beneficial in every Scottish employment sector. You could also use your training in other sectors including:
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:
water distribution technician
network design technician
leakage field operative
process operations supervisor
sewerage repair and maintenance operative
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.