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Apprenticeship schemes

Apprenticeships play a key role in our success in delivering life's essential service to our customers, and we have a great track record in taking apprentices on and helping them develop their careers.

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We offer two kinds of apprenticeship scheme, with both leading to a valuable and hands-on career. Both schemes are now closed for applications.

Types of apprenticeships

Lab Technician Higher Apprenticeship

We’re looking for bright sparks to join our team. You’ll need to be passionate about learning and committed to the full apprenticeship, which will take up to five years if you’d like to be qualified to degree-level.

You’ll be part of a fantastic scientific team, managing your own time and learning on the job. Throughout the programme you’ll receive feedback on how you’re doing and you’ll be able to use this to further develop your skills and experience.

The detail

Joining our laboratory team, you’ll work towards becoming a Laboratory Analyst. You’ll take care of some of the most important water quality tests in the world, getting hands-on experience with sample prep and analysis, and using the latest technology in the field of analytical chemistry.

To support your learning, you’ll also undergo a formal higher apprenticeship programme and HND qualification through remote learning.

The learning curve will be challenging, exciting and rewarding. And you’ll be earning at the same time!

This apprenticeship is perfect for people who have finished their A-Levels and are keen for a route to Degree-level training but want to get some work experience on the way.


Technical Apprenticeship

We’re looking for amazing problem solvers to join our team. This apprenticeship is perfect for people who are hands-on and love to know how things work.

The detail

We offer two Technical Apprenticeships, Electrical & Instrumentation (E/I) and Mechanical & Electrical (M/E).

Electrical & Instrumentation Apprenticeship (E/I)

Our Electrical and Instrumentation apprentices manage and monitor processes to make sure the that the outputs are correct and that the inputs aren’t having any negative effects.

By the end of the apprenticeship, you’ll have gained hands-on experience and knowledge in Mechanics, Electrics and Instrumentation, and you’ll be able to both assess how our processes are performing and correct any faults you may come across along the way.

Mechanical & Electrical Apprenticeship (M/E)

This is a really hands-on role, so you’ll probably have a knack for taking things apart and fixing them! Our technology and equipment is huge and this apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity to learn and develop your skills and knowledge on some exciting and important projects.

Training and development

You will complete a level 3 engineering apprenticeship standard alongside gaining practical experience on our sites. The training will be an integrated, blended delivery with a flexible approach to learning.


Apply now

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Farnham STW


Level 7 Engineering Apprenticeship – Systems Engineer


Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeship – Automation and control Technician


Level 6 Engineering Apprenticeship – Process Engineer


Level 6 Science Apprenticeship - Laboratory Analyst


Level 6 Science Apprenticeship – Chemical Engineering


Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Apprenticeship - Crossness (SL)


Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Apprenticeship - Beckton (NL)


Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Apprenticeship - Slough STW


Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Apprenticeship - Orpington WTW


Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering Apprenticeship - Hampton/Walton WTW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Greenwich (Trunks)


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Hammersmith (Trunks)


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Haddenham STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships- Bloxham Area


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Mogden STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Beddington STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships- Crossness STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships- Deephams STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Beckton STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Swindon STW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Shalford WTW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships - Fobney WTW


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships -Bourne End WTW


Contacting our apprenticeship team

For help or advice on your application, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0207 654 7200.

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