Applications are now closed!

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

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.

We're proud to provide water for 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.

We know that applying for apprenticeships isn’t easy, that’s why we want to help you through the application process as much as possible. Therefore we have teamed up with the experts to provide you with a range of employability related courses specifically designed for you, to help support you through our application process and beyond. 

So before you apply for one of our apprenticeships, click here to take a look at our platform which includes different qualifications and e-learning modules free of charge, which will enhance your overall application and will give you the best chance possible to start work with us. All courses are CPD accredited, can be studied at your own pace and will be available to you for as long as you need them

Hear from our apprentices and trainers themselves

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Meet Mohammed

Mohammed is in the fourth year of his apprenticeship and has recently been named as a finalist in the BAME Apprenticeship Awards. Find out more about his experience and why he enjoys working a United Utilities.

Megan Mason

Meet Megan

Megan has finished her apprenticeship and is in her sixth year at United Utilities. Find out more about her experience and how she has benefited from her apprenticeship.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 Chris

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

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.

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

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).

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Salaries start from £12,500, and an annual bonus of up to 7.5%.

 

Dedicated mentors and managrs who will support you every step of the way.

  26 days leave excluding bank holidays.
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Ofsted rated United Utilities as a GOOD training provider.   State of the art training facilities.   Award winning pension scheme.

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