Our apprentice opportunities will be open for applications early in 2023!
United Utilities provides water and sewage services to seven million people across the North West of England. It's a big job and a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for our customers.
From operating our pipes and improving water quality, to embracing new technologies and safeguarding the local environment – whether you're in our head office or out on site, there's always plenty going on. Our apprenticeship programmes is a job with training which allows you to earn while you learn first-hand how we make this happen.
Please register your interest by clicking the link below and we'll let you know when our apprenticeship roles become available.
An apprenticeship is the springboard to your future
As an apprentice you can earn while you learn, gaining hands on experience in areas of the business relevant to your role. With a range of award-winning roles on offer, you’re bound to find your future career.
As well as gaining skills essential to your role, you will:
- Have support from mentors.
- Be given a variety of personal development opportunities.
- Together with gaining Ofsted recognised qualifications you will obtain industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need for your career.
- You’ll spend time experiencing different areas of the business that are relevant to your role, setting you up for a long term career with us.
- You’ll have the opportunity to take part in team challenges for National Apprentice Week and get involved with the North West apprentice network.
We were rated "good" by Her Majesty’s Ofsted Inspectors in August 2018.
Inspectors were particularly impressed with the ‘unwavering’ commitment of leaders and managers and the ‘exceptional facilities and resources’ at our dedicated technical training centre.
Hear from our apprentices and trainers themselves
Hear why Sarah chose our quantity surveyor apprenticeship and how she has stepped outside her comfort zone and has grown in confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hear about how Kathryn is training to work in our water network area and what she's learnt so far.
Hear from Samie about his journey at United Utilities as a field service engineer and the qualifications he has achieved since he started.
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.
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.
Hear from Daniel on how training to be a Mechanical Field Service Engineer is keeping his thirst for knowledge satisfied.
Hear about how Chris has progressed since completing his apprenticeship 14 years ago and his experience working at United Utilities.
Hear first-hand from one of our expert trainers on what makes a good mentor and why he loves his job here.
Get an insight into a day at United Utilities
From customer service to scientist to water network technician, here’s a glimpse into life at United Utilities
Our Apprenticeship programme could be the perfect career for you
Watch our video to hear our current apprentices talk about their experience so far, from the application process to degree possibilities.