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Apprenticeship abstract

Overview of the position

Water trade community technicians reply to incidents and monitor water or waste water networks, resolving points or figuring out motion required.

Occupation abstract

Water community technicians work within the water trade. 

Employers within the trade vary from small to giant however are primarily giant. 

It is a core and possibility apprenticeship. Apprentices will probably be skilled and assessed in opposition to the core and one possibility (occupation). There are three choices: 

  • Option1. Water distribution community technician 
  • Choice 2. Water leakage technician 
  • Choice 3. Wastewater community technician 

Water trade community technicians work outdoor on water or wastewater networks and will go to buyer premises. Additionally they spend time within the workplace. 

They could be required to drive between places. Sometimes, a driving licence is required. 

They work in all climate circumstances. 

As 24 hour and 7 days per week operations, they might have to undertake standby duties and work shifts exterior regular working hours.

The broad objective of the occupations is to make sure continuity and effectivity of water or wastewater trade community providers. 

Of their day by day work, they work together with operatives and different technicians. Plus stakeholders from groups throughout water or wastewater providers, or inside the wider enterprise. This may increasingly embrace scientific groups, course of therapy, engineering, upkeep, name centre, community optimisation, and contractors. They have interaction with prospects and members of the general public. They could additionally work together with inside and exterior stakeholders. This may increasingly embrace representatives from the Environmental Company, police, highways, and different exterior regulators. 

They sometimes report back to operational or community managers. They work with minimal supervision. They could work as a part of a group and alone. 

They’re chargeable for assembly high quality, trade rules, security, safety, and environmental necessities. They make sure the well being and security of self and others. They should contemplate how their work has the potential to impression customer support and the corporate’s funds and status. 

Water distribution community technicians perform deliberate and unplanned valving operations. They undertake buyer visits to resolve water high quality enquiries, which can embrace taking water high quality samples and giving recommendation on water high quality. They undertake and supply recommendation to prospects on water fittings. They have to take account of Water Provide (Water High quality) Rules.

Water leakage technicians use programs to establish potential and precise leakage and undertake actions or establish motion required to scale back leakage. They help within the restore and upkeep of meters and loggers. They’ll present recommendation to prospects on pipework possession and tasks pertaining to leakage. 

Water distribution community technicians and water leakage technicians should have a Nationwide Water Hygiene (Blue) card. This entails coaching and evaluation, and well being screening. 

Wastewater technicians reply to incidents and monitor wastewater networks resolving points or figuring out motion required. They perform or supervise system upkeep actions reminiscent of high-pressure water jetting and de-silting operations. They undertake surveys for instance CCTV digital camera work or Sonde tracing tools to help with fault prognosis.  

Wastewater community technicians should take account of Environmental High quality Requirements referring to deliberate and unplanned discharges. 

Typical job titles embrace:

Community buyer technician or inspectors

High quality assurance technician

Sewer community inspector

Sewerage technician

Wastewater community technician

Wastewater sewerage community technician

Water distribution leakage technician

Water distribution community technician

Water subject technician

Water recycling technician


  • Obligation 1 Conduct buyer visits and liaise with prospects. For instance, in relation to community queries and investigation findings.

  • Obligation 2 Examine community complaints.

  • Obligation 3 Full the preliminary survey of avenue works and visitors administration necessities and make preparations.

  • Obligation 4 Contribute to community steady enchancment and optimisation tasks. For instance, flushing plan to enhance water high quality or stress optimisation.

  • Obligation 5 Keep community digital information and documentation. For instance, asset information.

  • Obligation 6 Guarantee the upkeep of technician’s instruments and tools.

  • Obligation 7 (Water distribution community technician) Reply to water high quality occasions for instance, no water occasions, style and odour issues and poor stress.

  • Obligation 8 (Water distribution community technician) Monitor water community efficiency measures to establish points for instance, water stress, flows, and leakage.

  • Obligation 9 (Water distribution community technician) Re-zone distribution system.

  • Obligation 10 (Water distribution community technician) Examine and diagnose faults on the water community and full motion required. For instance, Stress Decreasing Valves (PRVs) and community configuration points.

  • Obligation 11 (Water distribution community technician) Survey water community belongings and lift remedial work.

  • Obligation 12 (Water distribution community technician) Contribute to preventative upkeep of community, belongings and programs. For instance, pumps and management valves, air valves, PRVs (Stress Decreasing Valves), PSVs (Stress Security Valves), wash-outs and hearth hydrants.

  • Obligation 13 (Water distribution community technician) Undertake reactive leakage detection.

  • Obligation 14 (Water distribution community technician) Perform water high quality sampling.

  • Obligation 15 (Water distribution community technician) Assist the enterprise with air pollution investigations or incidents. For instance, flushing to waste following mains restore.

  • Obligation 16 (Water leakage technician) Perform leakage surveys on the distribution community together with correlation surveys, sounding methods, and acoustic logging.

  • Obligation 17 (Water leakage technician) Establish and advocate repairs and follow-on work to deal with leakage.

  • Obligation 18 (Water leakage technician) Monitor water community efficiency measures to establish points. For instance, water stress, flows, and leakage.

  • Obligation 19 (Water leakage technician) Examine community utilization to establish unaccounted for water, excessive customers, and integrity of district meter areas.

  • Obligation 20 (Water leakage technician) Keep integrity of district meter areas. For instance, examine boundary values.

  • Obligation 21 (Water leakage technician) Guarantee meters and loggers are maintained.

  • Obligation 22 (Water leakage technician) Reply to leakage alarms.

  • Obligation 23 (Water leakage technician) Contribute to leakage trials: tools and modern methods of working.

  • Obligation 24 (Wastewater community technician) Reply to buyer reported incidents. For instance, complaints, blockages, and odor.

  • Obligation 25 (Wastewater community technician) Examine and diagnose faults on wastewater community and establish motion required (surveys).

  • Obligation 26 (Wastewater community technician) Perform deliberate upkeep on the sewer community for instance, excessive stress water jetting, flushing, and de-silting.

  • Obligation 27 (Wastewater community technician) Help with the response to burst leaks on the sewer community.

  • Obligation 28 (Wastewater community technician) Reply to air pollution incidents, finishing up mitigation.

  • Obligation 29 (Wastewater community technician) React to alarms on the sewer community and hint to make sure excessive threat areas are carefully monitored.

  • Obligation 30 (Wastewater community technician) Liaise with contractors concerning work.

  • Obligation 31 (Wastewater community technician) Assist the enterprise with air pollution investigations or incidents.

Apprenticeship abstract

ST1292, water trade community technician stage 3

It is a abstract of the important thing issues that you simply and your employer have to find out about your end-point evaluation (EPA). You and your employer ought to learn the EPA plan for the complete particulars. It has info on roles and tasks, evaluation technique necessities, and re-sits and re-takes.

What’s an end-point evaluation and why it occurs

An EPA is an evaluation on the finish of your apprenticeship. It’ll assess you in opposition to the data, abilities, and behaviours (KSBs) within the occupational commonplace. Your coaching – on-and-off the job – will cowl them. The EPA is your alternative to indicate an unbiased assessor how effectively you may perform the occupation you might have been skilled for.

Your employer will select an end-point evaluation organisation (EPAO) to ship the EPA. Your employer and coaching supplier ought to let you know what to anticipate and find out how to put together in your EPA. 

The size of the coaching for this apprenticeship is usually 30 months. The EPA interval is usually 4 months.

The grades accessible for every evaluation technique are:

Statement with questions

Interview underpinned by a portfolio of proof

A number of-choice take a look at

The general EPA grades accessible for this apprenticeship are:

  • fail
  • cross
  • advantage
  • distinction

While you cross the EPA, you can be awarded along with your apprenticeship certificates.

EPA gateway

You could meet any necessities in your apprenticeship earlier than beginning your EPA. The EPAO will examine that you’ve met these on the gateway. You’ll solely enter the gateway when your employer says you might be prepared. The EPAO will let you know find out how to submit something they should examine (for instance, a portfolio of proof). As soon as the EPAO confirms that you’ve met the necessities, the EPA interval begins.  

The gateway necessities in your EPA are: 

  • achieved English and arithmetic {qualifications} (together with when you’ve got an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion) as specified by the apprenticeship funding guidelines. British Signal Language (BSL) {qualifications} are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for individuals who have BSL as their major language.


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