Apprentice (Field Service Engineer - Instrumentation)

Level: 3


Employer: United Utilities


Location: Rivington

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? We’ll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career. Come and join as a level 3 Apprentice Field Service Engineer; you’ll learn how to install, repair and maintain our process instrumentation, control our automation systems. Duties include: working with a wide range of equipment, identifying any faults, carrying out routine maintenance, and following the company’s rigorous health and safety standards.

Duration: 48 Months

Expected start date: 04/09/2024

Hours per week: 37 hours

Wage: 18000 (Annually)

Job role includes

As an instrumentation field service engineer, you’ll learn how to install, repair and maintain our process instrumentation, control and automation systems. You will therefore ensure our water assets are available and are working correctly, helping to keep services running smoothly for our customers.

During your 48 month apprenticeship you'll have the chance to develop valuable engineering skills as you learn how to install, repair and maintain our process instrumentation, control and automation systems. You will find yourself working on many different types of systems from simple level sensors to complex analytical instruments measuring critical parameters on our sites.

You’ll live and breathe the water industry so it’s important you’re willing to learn and gain an understanding of how we provide clean water for our customers.

During your apprenticeship you’ll learn:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focussed on ensuring our plants continue to operate at maximum efficiency
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment, be able to identify any faults and carry out routine maintenance, following the company’s rigorous health and safety standards
  • About scheduled maintenance activity and how to organise your workload effectively.

About employer

United Utilities is responsible for water and wastewater services in the North West of England. Our purpose is to provide great water and more for the North West. We deliver 1.8 billion litres of water a day to more than 3 million homes and businesses in the North West, as well as treating all the wastewater which disappears around the U-bend. Keeping the region flowing relies on a vast behind the scenes operation, involving hundreds of reservoirs, treatment works and pumping stations; thousands of kilometres of water pipes and sewers and a 5,000 strong workforce.

  • weighting: Essential
  • qualificationType: GCSE or equivalent
  • subject: Must include Maths, English and Science or Tech
  • grade: 5 GCSEs, grades A-C or 9-4

  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Utilities Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Training will be apprentice workplace and block release for 8 months.

    • Instrumentation Field Service Engineer
    • Progression to a leve 4 qualification.
  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Number skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience

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Duration: 18 months

Expected start date: 28/3/2022

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Wage: 146.25 (weekly)

Job role includes

  • Explore what an apprenticeship is and how they work.
  • Understand what it means to be an apprentice.
  • Discover different apprenticeship types, get application hints and tips, and apply for vacancies.

About employer

Employer description

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills