Apprentice – United Utilities – Lingley

Type: Apprentice
Region: North West

Job DescriptionApprentice (Data Analyst – Wastewater Network Modelling) (21943)Job ID:



Warrington, UK



Working Hours:

37.00 per weekJob Purpose

Are you ready to live your future? Life as a United Utilities apprentice is full of benefits.

With a range of award-winning roles on offer, you’re bound to find your future career. We see our apprentices are well looked after, with a generous salary, 26 days leave excluding bank holidays, 10driving lessons to help to get you on the road and many more benefits.

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? Come and join us! We’ll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Start living your future, today

Do you have an interest in network modelling, and working across a variety of projects? You’ll learn how to use network models and how their outputs are used.

What makes us different?

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
  • It’s a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career.
  • Inspire the next generation – you’ll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life

Job Accountabilities

A bit more about the role

During this 24 month apprenticeship as an apprentice data analyst (modelling), you’ll support our network modelling team, working across a variety of projects (e.g. reducing the risk of flooding and overflow activations), providing technical data solutions to a range of stakeholders.

You’ll document and report the results of data analysis activities, making recommendations to improve business performance whilst also learning to use network models and how their outputs are used across the business (e.g. helping to understand sewerage system flow rates and water levels).

To embed the technicalities of the role successful apprentices will achieve a Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard, which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

What you’ll learn from us:

    • How to produce plans and schedules using geographic information systems (GIS) to support the modelling team
    • How to look after the network model library database to ensure the status and location of all models are recorded and managed
    • Identify, collect and move data to and from a range of internal and external systems
    • How to build network models using GIS and modelling tools
    • Manage the exchange of data and ensure quality assurance procedures are followed, whilst working with our survey framework contractors
    • How to manipulate and link different data sets as required
    • Perform database queries across multiple tables to extract data for analysis

    Knowledge and Skills

    What we’re looking for:

    We’re looking for someone who’s keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the standards needed to really succeed in your role.

    You’ll have a dedicated mentor and manager who’ll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you’re willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.

    You’ll also need to have:

    • 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grades A-C or grades 9-4, which must include Maths, English and a Science or Technology subject.
    • Plus a Level 3 qualification (apprenticeship or BTEC etc with 48 UCAS points) or equivalent work experience (typically 2 years in relevant role)

    What you’ll get from us:

    • Rewarding essentials – there’s lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £18,000 and further increases each year based on performance
    • Be the best you can be – you’ll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
    • An environment to be proud of – we’re a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities
    • Be part of the family – you’ll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices

    Additional Information

    *As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme

    We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

    If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Closing Date: 03/03/24


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