Apprentice Leakage Technician - South West Water - Redruth, Cornwall
Apprentice Leakage Technician
Job Reference: SWW-272/19-2
South West Water
Salary: On Application
Would you like to start your career as a Leakage Technician and gain a nationally recognized qualification?
South West Water provide reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.
We now have an exciting opportunity for two Apprentice Leakage Technicians to join our team at Tolgus Depot, Redruth.
What will you be doing?
The Apprentice Leakage Technician role will use a range of traditional and up to date IT based leakage equipment and techniques to help detect leaks in our water network. We’ll show you how to dramatically reduce the impact of visible bursts and minimise disruption to our customers through timely response and intervention.
Through a combination of classroom study, on-the-job experience, training rig activities and support from an experienced mentor over 18-24 month period you will acquire all the attributes needed to become a Leakage Technician with a nationally recognised qualification.
What do you need?
5 GCSEs or equivalent to include Maths, English and a Science subject
Enthusiasm and desire to learn new skills
Determined approach to solving problems
Passion for excellent customer service
Full UK Driving License
What can South West Water offer you?
South West water can offer full support and training that helps you to develop experience and an understanding of the water industry, engineering and the impact of our industry on the environment. The successful Apprentice Leakage Technicians will earn a first year salary of £11,138.09, which will increase to £13,524.61 for the second year.
Your long term prospects are bright, once qualified you will become a permanent Leakage Technician with a salary of around £21k. Our Leakage Technician progression scheme offers a clear route for furthering career prospects and incorporates a salary progression up to £27k once fully qualified, competent and experienced. There are also many opportunities to progress within our business once qualified.
This is an excellent opportunity to work within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
If you have the enthusiasm and determination to join our forward-thinking business, click apply.