Severn Trent Water

Engineering – Higher Apprenticeship

Build a lasting legacy

This is an opportunity to join our Asset Creation or Dams and Reservoirs teams and develop solutions that will shape the future of the water industry. We have big ambitions for our network, so you’ll be part of large-scale transformation projects from start to finish. For motivated Apprentices with ambitious goals, the technical challenge and scope for progression through these Apprenticeships is something to get really excited about.

What you'll be doing

Engineering - Civil or Mechanical

Working with engineering teams on a diverse range of projects, this is an opportunity to do work of huge size and scope, developing new construction techniques and systems that will impact our entire customer base. And because we look for cost-effective solutions, this is opportunity chance for the most creative Engineers to showcase their talent and commercial eye.

If you’re building new pipes for our network you could be creating a model from scratch, installing data loggers, testing and refining your ideas, and making a business case for those solutions. You may even present them to the CEO. Building relationships with councils and landowners is part of the challenge – seeing your designs being used by thousands of people (or even the business as a whole) is the reward. If you’re someone who thinks differently and wants to create a lasting impact, this programme is perfect for you. 

How we'll support you

  • Induction event – A two-week induction designed to introduce you to our business, show you how we work and help you get the best.
  • An Apprentice buddy – Someone to share your experiences with and support you in achieving your ambitions.
  • Regular performance reviews with your manager – Bi-annual reviews to help you outline clearly-defined goals and measure how you’re developing against them.

Training and Development

This is a Level 4 HNC/HND programme. That means, as you develop and complete this qualification, you’ll have the option to progress to degree level.

Your operational rotation placements on this scheme focus on developing the key skills and experience that you’ll require to be a technical expert here, either through working in operational teams or on some of our key projects. This will allow you to combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training modules.

You’ll also be given a Personal Development Plan, to help you drive and own your career progression. This will be set and agreed with your line manager and reviewed regularly to inform quarterly performance reviews.

What we offer

Salary – Our Apprentice Programmes have a starting salary of circa £15,000.

Holiday – You’ll get 25 days' holiday, plus bank holidays.

Bonus – We offer an employee performance reward scheme that lets you earn a great bonus if you do a truly awesome job, meeting all our targets.

Pension Scheme – We provide a truly competitive pension scheme by contributing twice your personal contribution – up to a maximum of 15%. 

Flexible Benefits – Our award-winning flexible plan lets you mix and match benefits, including buying and selling holiday, discounted retail vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme and savings on tax and National Insurance.

Volunteering – You can volunteer for up to two working days each year. Lots of our Apprentices get involved with WaterAid, our charity partner.

Shares – Sharesave is a simple, risk-free saving scheme that allows you to buy shares in our business. You save a regular fixed amount at the end of your savings period (three, five or seven years) and employees can then buy shares at a discount price.

Life Assurance – As a member of the pension scheme you will also benefit from life assurance of 6 x salary.

Training and Development – Apprentices receive formal development training modules, including: a tailored induction week, an Apprentice buddy, a personal development plan and help to pursue nationally recognised qualifications.

Personal Accident Cover – You’ll be able to take out cover for up to four times your annual salary.

Employee Assistance Programme – You’ll have free access to professional expertise and support with personal, legal or financial issues.  

SMART Water Bill Service – Make big savings on your water bill by joining this scheme, designed to provide you with more cost-effective water and sewerage services – generating savings for both you and for Severn Trent.  

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