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Water process technician

Carrying out reactive and routine maintenance on water process equipment, working on water supply and treatment, water networks and leakage, sewerage and wastewater.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including maths and English.

What apprentices will learn
  • maintenance practices, processes and procedures, covering a range of waste and water systems, plant and equipment
  • water industry operations in water and waste water treatment, water and sewerage network operations
  • how to use specialist equipment and IT systems
  • how to find and respond to faults in systems and equipment
  • carrying out risk assessments

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be eligible for engineering technician (Eng Tech) (or equivalent) professional registration.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service 07921 230 272
CABWI Awarding Body 07590 843833
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.