Trainee Leakage Inspector – North East


Salary & Benefits: Salary £24,309 - £26,713 per annum dependant on experience but with potential to progress to £33,074 as a fully competent Leakage Inspector with a clear career progression. 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. 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: Base Location – Acomb you will be required to travel around the York, Scarborough and Whitby areas


Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week. Important Note: You’ll be required to work a minimum of 3 nights in a 4-week period.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Leakage Inspector to join the Water Distribution team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you?


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. Water Distribution are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.  


Are you ready to embark on an exciting career in the water industry? Yorkshire Water is offering a rare opportunity for a Trainee Leakage Inspector to join our dedicated Leakage team.


Your Journey Begins Here!!


You will work in the field and classroom to work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Water Network – Leakage. This comprehensive qualification combines classroom learning with hands-on field assessments, preparing you for success.


Successful completion of the traineeship includes the minimum of a pass at end point assessment within two years of starting the Apprenticeship (which is the apprenticeship start date). This includes assessments of knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed within the Apprenticeships standard, all of which must be met and agreed by the training provider and line manager within Yorkshire Water before being put forward for End Point Assessment.


The successful completion of the traineeship will include meeting the knowledge, skills and behavioural requirements of the Apprenticeship standard and internal expectations plus the successful completion of the end point assessment.


Where you fit in:


As our Trainee Leakage Inspector you will


  • Learn detection and investigation techniques without impacting on the wider water network
  • Prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of yourself and others.
  • Master leakage detection methods, including, sounding, correlating, step testing and acoustic logging.
  • Learn how to differentiate water usage from leakage.
  • Work with new and groundbreaking leakage technologies and equipment
  • Develop a wide range of water industry skills through our Yorkshire Water Training Academy
  • Gain proficiency in corporate systems.
  • Develop an understanding of the clean water network, from source to tap.
  • Work as part of a team of experienced Leakage Inspectors.
  • Work with other key stakeholders across the Business.



What skills & qualifications you will need:


  • Willingness to work unsociable hours (nights and weekends).
  • Full EU driving license with a maximum of 6 points.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to our company values and behaviours.
  • Passion for exceptional customer service.
  • Proficiency in corporate systems and IT applications.
  • Grade 4 (C GCSE) or equivalent (can be a functional skills qualification) in maths and English language (proof of qualifications required)


You will also benefit from having:


  • Experience in a commercial or regulated environment.
  • Background in water, wastewater, utilities, or manufacturing.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of leakage principles.



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.



If you are looking for an exciting career and want to 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.


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. 


Interviews – Week commencing 29th July 2024


Start Date –  16th September 2024


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.  


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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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.

Trainee Leakage Inspector - North East