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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.

Last year, 100% of apprentices were given full time, permanent roles after their apprenticeship.

As well as gaining skills essential to your role, you will have support from people who’ve done the job not to mention you’ll have access to 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. And we mean long term. 

Along with your work activities you can get to know your fellow apprentices, and your own strengths, at outward bound team building weeks. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in team challenges for National Apprentice Week and get involved with the North West apprentice network.

At the end of your apprenticeship you can become a United Utilities ambassador and inspire other young people to come and work with us.

About our Apprenticeship programme

Find out from our current apprentices what life is like as a United Utilities apprentice.

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

Here are some of the fantastic locations you might find yourself in

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The Lake District

You could find yourself working in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Our apprentices head to Wastwater for a fantastic week of team building.

St Helens

St Helens

You could be working on some big construction projects, including the creation of new reservoirs and treatment works.

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Lingley Mere

From innovative science labs to award winning contact centres, our head office at Warrington has it all. You might even spot our resident heron!

Entwistle Reservoir

Entwistle Reservoir

You may be lucky enough to spend time in stunning natural environments like Entwistle Reservoir, near Bolton.

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This seaside location is home to one of our customer contact centres. This area is also home to some of our water and wastewater treatment works.

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You could work at one of Europe’s largest wastewater treatment works, which is located in Manchester.