Scottish Water

Modern Apprentice

Together Scottish Water are Trusted to Serve Scotland.

Leakage Modern Apprentice at Scottish Water

Starting salary – £19,587

Location - Daldowie, East Glasgow

Join the Scottish Water family and flourish

Most people don’t think too much about how clean water reaches their taps. Or what happens to their wastewater.

But Scottish Water does. In fact, it’s all Scottish Water think about.

That, and hiring Scottish Water next modern apprentice superstar.

A real alternative to university

Work-based learning means hands-on experience, tailored to suit you. On Scottish Water 2–4-year programmes you’ll learn skills you can only get on the job. And most importantly, you’ll be working towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ).

You may even want to stay on and pursue a career with Scottish Water. (That, by the way, is a very real option.)

What will you be doing?

During this 4 year programme, you’ll be learning everything you need to know about how Scottish Water treat waste water and return it to the environment safely. That means you’ll join an experienced team of field technicians responsible for maintaining District Metered Areas (DMA’s), controlling leakage and pressure levels within the water network, ensuring a strong focus on achieving Scottish Water regulatory targets.- working as part of an expert and experienced team who will support you to develop your skills and knowledge and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. This is your chance to learn as you earn, working with industry-leading teams to help deliver services that are essential to the daily lives of the people of Scotland.

What’s in it for you?


Scottish Water want you to challenge and stretch yourself – and Scottish Water’re here to help you make the most of your skills and abilities with first-class training, support, and a huge investment in your development.


The best bit? You’ll be working as part of a team championing your success. They’re here to help develop your skills, all the way to a nationally recognised qualification.


Scottish Water want you to feel confident and to share your ideas, because they help Scottish Water work better. Scottish Water respect and value peoples’ differences. It’s why people love working here.

What you’ll bring

Scottish Water’re keen to meet applicants from all backgrounds with five National 4 or 5 Qualifications (English, Maths and Science are good, but not a dealbreaker) and a full UK driving licence (or learning, fast!).

The deadline for applications is the 30th of May 2023.

Looking out for you

While the work Scottish Water do is important, Scottish Water know it’s not the only thing that matters. That’s why Scottish Water make sure you have everything you need to find a good work-life balance.

Scottish Water normal working hours are 8-4 pm, Monday to Friday – but you may need to work outside of those hours sometimes depending on the job you’re working on. But you’ll get plenty of time to recharge with 38 days of holiday every year (including public holidays). And you can even buy five more if you need a little extra time. You can also take paid time off to volunteer in your community.

When it comes to major life events Scottish Water have family-friendly policies around adoption, maternity, and parental leave. And for the everyday? Scottish Water embrace flexible working.

For your future, there’s Scottish Water pension (the ‘know-what-you’ll-get-when-you-retire’ kind), as well as life assurance.

As for some nice extras? You can expect an annual company bonus. Not to mention access to SW Splash – handy rewards that can save you money on holidays, bills, and shopping.

The not-so-small print

You’ll be offered a fixed term contract for the length of your programme. After successful completion of the programme, you may be offered a permanent role within one of Scottish Water teams.

Do you have any support needs?

Contract: Full Time, Contractual
Salary: £19,587 Per year
Region: Scotland
Location: Glasgow G33 6FB
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