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Sludge Technician Apprentice - Cliff Quay/Colchester

Anglian Water
Anglian Water
  • Salary: £13,500
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Length of Programme: 2 Years
  • Entry Requirements: ., .
  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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    • Cliff Quay/Colchester


Our new 18 month Sludge Technician Apprenticeship programme will offer you the opportunity to learn what it takes to operate and optimise sludge (sewage) treatment centres and steam boilers to produce biogas and a biosolids product that can be recycled and sold to the agricultural market.

This is a fantastic role for you to use your mechanical skills to enhance sludge treatment, craft adjustments to the sludge digestion plant, feed rates and thickening belt. You will also be responsible for collecting and analysing sludge samples, collate data readings for safe boiler operation and monitor and record processes to ensure compliance with site permits. You’ll gain valuable experience and knowledge through a combination of classroom learning and on the job training to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

As a fully qualified Sludge Technician you will work within our Water Recycling Business Unit (sewage) on 7 day rotating shifts and be part of a team that works together to provide an important 24 hour service for our sludge treatment process. Working alongside our Recycling Environment Services (RES) tanker services, Contractors and Treatment Works Technicians, you will also demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability to assist other teams as required.

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be based at Cliff Quay Sewage Treatment Works, IP3 0ET or Colchester Sewage Treatment Works, CO2 8HT, although you will be required to travel to other sites. A driving licence is therefore essential for this role.


So what do you need to apply?

5 GCSEs at grade A*- C or 9 - 4 (or equivalent) including English and Maths.
A passion for excellent customer service.
Enthusiasm and be keen to learn.
A desire for hands on work.
Natural people skills to work in a team.

Start date: October 2018

By choosing this Apprenticeship, you are opening the door to a long term and highly rewarding career at Anglian Water. Apply now!

If you are offered a job with us, you will be subject to the relevant/standard employment checks, including: your right to work in the UK, reference, driving licence and identity check. Depending on your role, you may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

About Us

Anglian Water is not your typical water company. Just take a look at our Love Every Drop strategy that underpins everything that we do and you’ll start to get a feel for our culture. It’s collaborative, innovative and inspiring. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you care about excellent customer service, your career and the environment, then we want to hear from you. We believe that equal opportunities means inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.

Being a successful water company doesn't come easy! Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all of the great work that they do. Some of our benefits include:

- Bonus scheme
- Private health care
- Competitive pension scheme
- 23 days annual leave rising with length of service
- Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing
- Flexible working (dependent on your role)
- Plus lots more!

We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do.

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