Apprentice Leakage Engineer

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Belfast, UK

About this role

Apprentice Leakage Engineer

Role: Apprentice Leakage Engineer

Type: Full time

Duration: 2 years

Location: Omagh or Banbridge

Salary: In line with national minimum wage

The role

RPS is looking for a Water Utility Operations Level 2 apprentice. Become an instrumental part of a team looking after one of life’s essentials. You’ll be part of a team that will stretch you, grow your problem-solving skills and connect us with communities across Northern Ireland.

Here is what you will be doing:

  • Leakage Detection

  • Network Data

  • Operating the Water Network

Learning & Development

As an Apprentice, you’ll be completing the Water Utility Operations - Level 2

Apprenticeship candidates will normally have 3 to 5 GCSEs at grades C and above (including mathematics and English), or equivalent qualifications.

As an apprentice focussing on leakage, you’ll develop knowledge of working safely in a variety of locations and environments, some of which may be remote locations.

In addition you will:

  • Use technical knowledge to identify areas that require further investigation due to leakage deciding on the most appropriate methods to identify and locate sources of leakage.

  • Use technical knowledge to operate electronic location equipment, identify and locate underground water mains and services.

  • Use hydraulic theories, principles and carry out valve operations to set-up, step-tests, maintain or alter district meter areas

  • Use industry principles and measurement to estimate volumes of water lost through leakage

  • Programme, deploy, retrieve, and interpret data from data logging equipment

  • Apply procedures and their control measures to the network to minimise the risk of interruption of supplies to customers

Please note mandatory drug and alcohol testing is a requirement for this role.

How we'll support you:

Induction event:

A two-week induction designed to introduce you to our business, show you how we work and help you get the best possible start to your career.

Classroom training:

2-3 days per month completing classroom theories, exams, and course work

An Apprentice mentor

An experienced professional who will teach you about our work and guide your development

Regular performance reviews with your manager

Quarterly reviews to help you outline clearly defined goals and measure how you’re developing against them

National Qualification

Your apprenticeship will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become an expert Water Field Engineer within our leakage framework During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training to gain your level 2 apprenticeship.

Company benefits

We will give you the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in this industry. We offer you a work environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking – to drive solutions-based outputs that deliver sustainable benefit for our clients, their projects and the environment. We also actively encourage global mobility opportunities for our talented people, enabling us to deliver interconnected sectors and services, and make RPS a great place to do great work.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
  • Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Life Assurance, Critical illness cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Screening
  • Dental Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Memberships and a BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards.