Application process

Wahoo! You’ve decided an apprenticeship at United Utilities is the one for you. But how do you go about applying?

There’s a couple of stages to go through, but don’t worry, we’re sure you’ll ace it!

After having a browse at the apprenticeships on offer, you might have spotted a role that takes your fancy.

  • Stage 1 – Online application

    Once you’ve decided which apprenticeship you’d like to apply for you’ll need to create a login ID and password. Next, upload your covering letter and CV and answer some questions about yourself - we’d love to know a bit more about you.

    We’ll also consider you for other roles if we think there might be a better fit for you.

    After you’ve submitted your application online we'll send you an email letting you know it’s arrived in our inbox.

    Don't worry if you don't hear from us for a couple of days after that. We get hundreds of applications each year, so it takes us a while to work through them and make sure we pick the right people for the job.

    Please note we are unable to accept email or postal applications.

  • Stage 2 - Online assessments

    Next up it’s the online assessment. These help us to identify your strengths and work out if you’re right for the role. The tests don’t take long to complete. Just relax and answer the questions honestly.

    If you consider yourself to have a disability that may affect your ability to take the tests, please let us know beforehand and we can help you out.

    Please note example questions are not available.

  • Stage 3 – Video interview

    It’s your time to shine! We want to learn more about you and why you’re right for the job. The interview will only take around 15 minutes, so make every moment count!

    If you consider yourself to have a disability that may affect your ability to take the tests, please let us know beforehand and we can help you out.

  • Stage 4 – Assessment day/Final interview

    If you’ve aced your video interview, we’ll invite you along to one of our assessment days where we’ll put your skills to the test in a number of technical assessments. We’ll also ask you to prepare a presentation which you’ll present back to us in the day – so make sure you stand out from the crowd!

    Finally, at the assessment centre we'll also conduct an interview that won't take more than an hour. We'll give you more information nearer the time, so you'll be able to make arrangements for the day

  • Stage 5 – Our offer to you

    Phew so you’ve made it this far! Congratulations! When you get an offer, we'll need to see your references and proof of your qualifications and that you can work in the UK. You’ll also need to gain medical clearance. These are standard requirements for working at United Utilities.

    Q. How can I prove my eligibility to work in the UK?

    A. The documents we can accept to establish your right to work are set out by the Home Office. There are two lists of acceptable documents - List A and List B. List A and List B documents are published here (PDF opens in new window).

    It's important that you bring proof of address along with you we can't accept photocopies of documents. Here is a list of documents we accept as proof of address (PDF 80KB opens in a new window).

    You must bring an original document, or combination of documents, specified in one of the lists to prove your eligibility to work in the UK.

  • Stage 6 – Time to celebrate!

    Successful candidates will start with us in September.


To find out more, contact our resourcing team:

Tel: 01925 237001 and then option 1.