Water network operative

Water network operative

Construct, maintain and repair water network infrastructure

Water network operatives typically work in one of the water industries, working for utility owners, operators or contractors, within small to large companies. This is a core and options apprenticeship, so you’ll need to complete the core and one option in either clean or waste network operative. Your main role is to construct, maintain and repair water network infrastructure, to provide a reliable service to domestic, commercial and industrial users. You’ll ensure the site is safe for work, which may include traffic management and control, complete site excavation and restore the site to a safe condition. You will use a range of powered equipment and hand tools, for example diggers. Depending on the work required, you may spend the day at one site or work across a number of sites. Work locations may include new build sites, public highways or domestic properties. You will be required to work in all weather conditions and may need to work shifts, standby and unsociable hours.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk