An apprenticeship is a job with training which allows you to earn while you learn.

We have lots of different roles on offer, including the opportunity to work on big exciting projects in the engineering team, the chance to work on a treatment plant, cooking up a storm in our state-of-the-art labs, working in our head office or you could find yourself out on the network fixing leaks.

We offer apprenticeships at all different levels at United Utilities so there will be something for everyone.

Applications for 2023 are now closed

Applications for our 2023 apprenticeship roles are now closed. You can register you interest and we'll let you know when new roles become available.


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About our apprenticeship scheme

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Hear from our apprentices and trainers themselves

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Meet Sarah

Hear why Sarah chose our quantity surveyor apprenticeship and how she has stepped outside her comfort zone and has grown in confidence.

Meet Shahbaz

Meet Shahbaz

Shahbaz is enjoying the variety an apprenticeship brings. He’s developing new skills and says he’s proud to work for a company that values diversity and inclusion. Find out more his experience as an apprentice.

Meet Paulina

Meet Paulina

After being made redundant, Paulina has discovered a new career as an apprentice and loves working in the North West. Find out more about her new career at United Utilities.

Meet Jamie

Meet Jamie

Jamie says what’s great about being an apprentice is he still has his independence while learning and working towards being a qualified process controller with industry recognised qualifications.

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Meet Mohammed

Mohammed is in the fourth year of his apprenticeship and has recently been named as a finalist in the BAME Apprenticeship Awards. Find out more about his experience and why he enjoys working a United Utilities.

Click - Meet Megan

Meet Megan

Megan has finished her apprenticeship and is in her sixth year at United Utilities. Find out more about her experience and how she has benefited from her apprenticeship.

Click  - Meet Charlotte

Meet Charlotte

Charlotte has just finished her four year apprenticeship, read about her experience here at United Utilities and how she's doing as a newly qualified Network Asset Engineer.

Meet Kathryn

Meet Kathryn

Hear about how Kathryn is training to work in our water network area and what she's learnt so far.

Meet Samie

Meet Samie

Hear from Samie about his journey at United Utilities as a field service engineer and the qualifications he has achieved since he started.

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Meet Matt

Matt has finished his apprenticeship and is in his fourth year at United Utilities. Read about his experience and how he has benefitted from his apprenticeship.

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Meet Tom

From a young age, Tom has always wanted to pursue a career in engineering. Hear about how Tom has found his first few months as an apprentice at United Utilities.

Meet Daniel

Meet Daniel

Hear from Daniel on how training to be a Mechanical Field Service Engineer is keeping his thirst for knowledge satisfied.

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Meet Chris

Hear about how Chris has progressed since completing his apprenticeship 14 years ago and his experience working at United Utilities.

Meet Rick

Meet Rick

Hear first-hand from one of our expert trainers on what makes a good mentor and why he loves his job here.

Life as a United Utilities apprentice is full of benefits

Salaries start from £17,000, and an annual bonus of up to 7.5%.

We’ll see you’re well looked after, with a private healthcare scheme to help you to cover medical & dental costs.

State of the art training facilities.

Ofsted rated United Utilities as a GOOD training provider.

Award winning pension scheme.

Dedicated mentors and managers who will support you every step of the way.

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You get 26 days of annual leave every year. You can even buy extra days or sell them back to us.

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We’ll pay for up to 10 driving lessons to help to get you on the road!

You'll also have access to an onsite gym and other great facilities at our head office. And while access to an award-winning pension scheme might not be top of your priorities right now, responsible employers like us make sure you get one anyway. And that’s not the only way to save, as you’ll be able to buy company shares as part of the employee share buy scheme.