With eight million customers we do something incredible everyday, supplying almost two billion litres of water.  From rivers and reservoirs across the UK we connect communities with the world's most precious resource.

We live in a fluid world and the water industry is changing.  We’re moving with the current and our vision is to become the UK’s leading water company.  Achieving it will take, what we call, Fluid Thinking.

From accelerated leadership training to hands-on experience and involvement in community projects, there are so many reasons to work at Severn Trent.  Here’s our top seven:

A Transforming Business:

Deregulation, digital innovation and developing our network makes us a business that’s on the move. There’s never been a more exciting time to get involved and together we’re going to shape the future of an industry.

Unbeatable Career Prospects:

We want you to share our ambitions and achieve them. We know making the journey from apprentice to business leader takes support so we’ll help you gain nationally recognised professional qualifications.  If you want to take things even further – we’ll be there.

New and Exciting Challenges:

Water might seem like a simple substance, but harnessing its power takes intelligence and invention. Here at Severn Trent you’ll work with the very latest technology, tackle climate change and find new ways to supply a growing urban population.

Recognition for Brilliance:

Working with water is rewarding and if you make a big splash, we’ll recognise you for it.

Making a Difference:

We forge close and lasting connections with our local communities. You can be involved from the start, whether you’re designing gardens for schools or fundraising for a charity.

Because we Care:

As a fair and ethical business, we think carefully about our environmental and economic impact.

You’re the Fluid Future:

If you join as an apprentice, you’re going to help drive our business forward.  We’re looking for people who can build the future on smart thinking, creativity and a willingness to challenge – and be challenged.

So what kind of thinker are you?

Are you analytical and logical, a whizz with technology or maybe just good maths? If this sounds familiar a Severn Trent apprenticeship could be for you!

With a wide variety of Advanced, Higher and Degree apprenticeships available, no matter what skills you have, if you have the ability to learn, adapt and approach problems from different angles, you’ll be at the forefront in a step-change in thinking – Fluid Thinking!

No matter what kind of brain you have, an apprenticeship with Severn Trent will take Fluid Thinking: the ability to learn, adapt and approach problems from different angles



During your Apprenticeship, you’ll spend two to four years learning and developing your skills, both on-the-job and at college, while earning a competitive salary. You’ll learn to juggle real-world priorities in an ever-changing business, from reducing demand and promoting water efficiency to keeping our customers at the heart of every decision we make.

There are eight schemes to choose from and many different routes you can take within them. No matter which discipline you pick, you’ll be helping to create a more sustainable future for the water industry – and joining Severn Trent at an exciting time of transformation. 

Advanced Apprenticeships 

- Utilities Engineering Technician

- Utilities Operational Technician


Higher Apprenticeships

- Engineering  (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical)

- Project Management

- Utilities Network Management

- Laboratory Technician

- Finance

- Group Commercial


Degree Apprenticeships 

- Digital & Information Systems



Salary & benefits

Benefits can be found on the site.


The people who tend to do best have an appetite for learning, can approach problems from different angles and are willing to do hands-on work to find a solution. Normally, we ask for:

- Advanced Apprenticeships: at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including Maths, English and ideally a Science subject

- Higher Apprenticeships: 2+ A Levels in relevant subjects or equivalent Certificate/Diploma in Engineering, Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering

- Degree Apprenticeship: 2+ A Levels in relevant subjects or equivalent Certificate/Diploma in Computer Science, Advanced Apprenticeship in IT/IS

Severn Trent Nationwide
29 Jun, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship
Salary : Competition Deadline : Ongoing Locations : Nationwide   Become a Techncial Expert in a 24/7 organisation You’ll be part of our team that  works to service and repair the Severn Trent Water fleet including cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles and mobile plant. What you'll be doing Having completed an intensive period of on and off-the-job training, where you’ll have gained a high level of technical knowledges , you’ll have the opportunity to start putting your skills to use. Our Heavy Vehicle (HV) Maintenance Technicians perform vital maintenance on our vehicles to ensure we are able to optimise our fleet and minimise vehicle downtime. Your responsibilities would include: Servicing and maintaining a diverse range of company vehicles and plant, including agricultural and construction equipment to a high standard, ensuring STW and manufacturer guidelines are followed You'll gain experience maintaining auxillary equipment e.g. cranes, compressors, generators, vacuum and displacement pumps etc Attending unscheduled maintenance and emergency work as required Ensuring a safe working environment and behaviours at all times Preparing and presenting company vehicles for annual testing to required standards, ensuring STW target pass rates are achieved  Being customer focused, working productively to minimise vehicle downtime Inputting all key job information daily into a fleet management system Helping to support the running of the workshop if the Lead Technician is not present
Severn Trent Nationwide
29 Jun, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship
Deadline : Ongoing Salary : Competitive Locations : Nationwide   Helping to deliver a sustainable future Your role will be to safely transport an increasingly valuable commodity – sewage and sludge. Whilst most of our region’s waste is cleaned and safely returned to the rivers, increasingly we’re finding innovative green uses for it in farming and energy generation – in fact we generate some of our own electricity from the sewage we process. Working regular, local routes, you’ll be responsible for safely collecting, and delivering sewage and sludge, transporting it in vacuum tankers between Severn Trent sites.   What you'll be doing As an apprentice you'll be learning all of the key skills requires to become a Severn Trent Tanker Driver as you train over 12 months to achieve your LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) driving licence at category C.  The core skills you will develop through this apprenticeship are: Safe, controlled and fuel efficient driving techniques relating to driving the LGV, considering fuel costs and other possible efficiencies, implications of differing vehicle configurations and associated safety issues, including safe access and egress from vehicles and trailers to include prevention of falling from height Safe use of equipment and machinery eg manual handling equipment, vehicle and delivery systems, including where to find relevant instructions or guidance Vehicle preparation, including vehicle safety checks/inspections, defect reporting, safety requirements, loading, securing and unloading processes, axel combinations How to protect the vehicle and associated loads, including management of unlawful access to vehicle and loadsplanning and preparing processes (eg planning fastest/most efficientroute ) including vehicle selection and contingency planning when circumstances change Basic IT applications and other relevant technology and systems eg tachographs, adaptive braking,   hand held scanners, on board telematics etc and how these are reported by use of As you move through Tanker Driver apprenticeship, your key skills and competencies will specifically include: Ability to operate STW specification vacuum tankers and associated equipment. Ability to safely access vehicle cabs, sites and offices using correct procedures (3 points of contact, etc) Ability to manipulate (including loading & unloading to/from tanker pipestorage trays) flexible pipework (up to 5” diameter) in a safe manner utilising correct manual handling techniques. Ability to work unsupervised one trained, in all weather conditions utilizing correct PPE, loneworker system, etc. Ability to dynamically risk assess site access & working conditions depending on specific circumstances on arrival. What we are looking for Application requirements: Apprentices  must hold a valid UK driving licence (at least Cat B ie car licence)  in order to access the apprenticeship Must be 18 years old  by the time they are ready to gain their provisional vocational licence. Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment. Key Behaviours: Consistently demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty and personal drive; embodies the organisation’s values, demonstrates a belief in the services it offers and an interest in the industry Individuals who take responsibility for their own safety and that of others at all times, particularly when driving Ownership for own performance and training, and proactively keep up to date with industry developments; makes recommendations for improvement where relevant Strive to achieve the best results in all they do; maintain a positive attitude and approach to their work even when priorities and working patterns change Demonstrate a commitment to achieving all personal and organisational objectives eg completing work, timekeeping, personal appearance and dress code Show a genuine interest in meeting the needs of others; use own initiative when needed to ensure that customer needs and expectations are met Demonstrate pride in their own role through a consistently positive, professional approach with customers and members of wider team Show willingness to accept changing priorities and adapts well to new work patterns and changing requirements, with a flexible  approach to their work