Job Type: Apprenticeship
What you need to know: Full Time
Join the Scottish Water family and flourish on our apprenticeship programme!
As an apprentice at Scottish Water you’ll be joining one of Scotland’s most critical businesses and be part of the team who look after Scotland's most precious natural resource. From source to tap, we're trusted to keep our customers supplied with world class water and care for our environment every minute of every day
We’re passionate about developing our people and we’ll help you make the most of your skills and abilities with first-class training, support, hands-on work experience and a huge investment in your development. You’ll have the chance to challenge and stretch yourself and build opportunities for your future as your career grows and develops. We’re a team that respects and values peoples’ differences, where you can be yourself - and where you can flourish.
As part of our commitment to talent development we are now accepting applications for our 2020 Apprentice Programme which commences in August 2020 for you to join as a Scientific Services Modern Apprentice based in Edinburgh.
What will you be doing?
During this 5 year programme, you’ll be learning everything you need to know about how we provide our customers with high quality and safe drinking water, protecting public health and the environment in the process. You’ll be working in our laboratory as part of an expert and experienced team who will support you to develop your skills and knowledge and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. This is your chance to learn as you earn, working with industry-leading teams to help deliver services that are essential to the daily lives of the people of Scotland.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for people who are self-directed, team players who are good at problem solving and who have a keen interest in science. You should be practical and well organised with a positive attitude and the ability to work on your own initiative. You’ll have five National 4 or 5 Qualifications (three of which must be English, Maths and a Science) and at least 1 Higher or A level in a science related discipline, preferably Biology or Chemistry or equivalent qualification. You’ll ideally hold a full current UK driving licence (or currently be working to achieve this).
If you’re interested in starting your career in the water industry as an apprentice, we’d love to hear from you! Apply through the link below by 6th September 2020.
Working at Scottish Water
We take employee engagement very seriously - and we’re proud of our inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have the Investors in Young People Gold Standard accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to providing rewarding opportunities for young people.
Join our team and you’ll enjoy a host of benefits, including 37 days’ holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, discounted healthcare, access to childcare vouchers plus a variety of flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies.
Please note: We have a standard procedure for everyone looking to join us. If we progress your application, you will be required to show evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. If you are offered an apprenticeship with us you’ll need to successfully complete our pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and reference checking (you can find out more about this on our website). We can’t accept direct applications or emailed CVs, please apply online.
Apply by clicking below.