Role: Raw Water Apprentice


Salary & Benefits: Salary £23,151.27 per annum, annual bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, bank holidays plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Raw Water Apprentice progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover.  Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!


Location: We currently have Raw Water Apprentice opportunity to join our Raw Water team covering sites in the North Yorkshire area (Ilkley, Harrogate, Skipton and Silsden) . Could this be you? A full UK driving licence (with no more than 6 points) is an essential requirement of this role, with the ability to travel between sites.


Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.


What we do:


Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.


We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Raw Water is a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators. 


Do you like dams and reservoirs? Fancy working on a team that operates and maintains them across the region? The Raw Water Apprentice will enable you to work in a great environment, in the countryside across Yorkshire, ensuring our reservoirs are safe by carrying out inspections, maintenance, and collecting data as well as ensuring we maintain supply to our customers across the region.


The Raw Water Apprentice will manage their workload and resources to effectively operate raw water assets. You will have ownership and responsibility for the output and performance of raw water assets, ensuring delivery of service, compliance and value targets. You will ensure water is always delivered to the right quality and quantity at the right time, providing a customer service experience that is second to none.


Where you fit in:

As our Raw Water Apprentice, you will:

  • Work as part of the team to deliver excellent performance by understanding how their individual performance links into achieving the team’s wider objectives.
  • Operation and maintenance of raw water assets achieving financial targets for unit costs within regulatory compliance.
  • Operation and maintenance of assets in accordance with WRAP guidelines to deliver the optimum resource.
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe working environment
  • Compliance with statutory requirements (Water Quality, Environment Agency, H&S, The Reservoirs Act, Water Industries Act 1991)
  • Liaise with other bodies where necessary to resolve/implement. Responding to external customer enquiries and complaints, investigate problems, identify solutions (Estate owners, Planning Authorities, National Parks, Environment Agency and Farmers)
  • Awareness of the interaction of activities on other parts of the business and communication and liaison with internal customers in such circumstances. (Planning issues, Herbicide spraying, Private spring supplies)


 What skills, training and qualifications you will need:

  • 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or 4-9 including English and mathematics.
  • I.T. qualification at GCSE/level 2
  • Hold a full valid driving licence (with no more than six points) and your own transport for the duration of the apprenticeship to reach sites across the Yorkshire region.
  • Have previous experience of working in the outdoors and be willing to work in the outdoors.
  • Be self-motivated, always willing to learn new skills and take pride in everything you do.
  • This role has a requirement to carry out occasional work in confined spaces so the successful completion of a medical performed by our Occupational Health Department and the relevant training course is essential. The successful candidate must pass strict medical criteria including, BMI, vision, blood pressure, hearing, and Spirometry tests to ensure your full safety when working in hazardous environments.


Although our assets are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the company is committed to support flexible work patterns and job share options, where possible, to give you more control over your time and responsibilities. Whether you have child-care responsibilities or are looking for the ideal work-life balance our flexible options can offer work patterns that suit your needs. College dates and times are set in advance.


If you want to help your local environment and support your local area and help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.


If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on-line and complete the application process and submitting your CV.


Recruitment Process –


Advert closes 30th June 2024.  

Please note that if you are selected to participate in the next stage of your recruitment and selection process & in order to assess your skills effectively, you will be invited to an assessment centre held on the 10th July which will include a team building activity and interview.  


Company Information


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third-Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.


 All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.


Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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