Applications are now closed!

We're sorry, application for this year are now closed. We will be accepting applications again in February 2021 for a September 2021 start.

Watch our video to find out from our current apprentices what life is like as a United Utilities apprentice.

We're proud to help life flow smoothly across the North West. That means keeping the taps running from Crewe to Carlisle, treating millions of litres of water and wastewater, and protecting over 7,000km of rivers and coastline. So whichever United Utilities apprenticeships you're interested in, joining us means being part of the flow of life.

You’ll get the opportunity to fulfil your potential. You'll be rewarded for your commitment with starting salaries from £12,500, and an annual bonus of up to 7.5%. Our fantastic benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym, up to ten driving lessons if you need to learn for your role, flexible holidays, and award winning pension scheme.

Take a tour of our state of the art training centre

Join Matt, one of our Technical Training Delivery Managers (and ex apprentice) on a tour of our training centre in Bolton that played a big part in us winning the Staff Development award at the recent Utility Week Awards.

Hear from our apprentices and trainers themselves

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Meet Chris

Hear about how Chris has progressed since completing his apprenticeship 14 years ago and his experience working at United Utilities.

Meet Charlotte

Meet Charlotte

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.

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Meet Samie

Hear from Samie about his journey at United Utilities as a field service engineer and the qualifications he has achieved since he started.

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Meet Sarah

Hear why Sarah chose our quantity surveyor apprenticeship and how she has stepped outside her comfort zone and has grown in confidence.

Meet Kathryn

Meet Kathryn

Hear about how Kathryn is training to work in our water network area and what she's learnt so far.

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Meet Matt

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.

Meet Rick

Meet Rick

Hear first-hand from one of our expert trainers on what makes a good mentor and why he loves his job here.

Meet Daniel

Meet Daniel

Hear from Daniel on how training to be a Mechanical Field Service Engineer is keeping his thirst for knowledge satisfied.

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Meet Tom

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.

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, which opened at Bolton Wastewater Treatment Works in 2015.

Read the Ofsted report here (PDF opens in a new window).