Apprentice Construction Supervisor

United Utilities Plc
Lingley Green Avenue, Lingley Mere Business Park, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 3LP
£13,500.00 annually
15 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
As an Apprentice (Construction Supervisor) you'll work closely with our Construction Supervisors to learn how they test and inspect works to ensure they are compliant. This ranges from quality assurance, specifically Health & Safety, Environmental, Customer and Stakeholders and the quality of the newly built asset.

Help keep taps flowing and toilets flushing across the North West

At United Utilities we're proud to be essential every day, and our people are essential too.

Come and join us on our apprenticeship scheme and you'll be given the training and development to take that first step onto the career ladder, supported by the United Utilities family.

What makes us different?
  • Secure your future - every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme
  • It's a springboard to your career - we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation - you'll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life

A bit more about the role

During this four year apprenticeship as an Apprentice (Construction Supervisor), you'll learn Construction Project Management techniques for the management of programme, cost and quality. You will use the various risk management and stakeholder techniques to understand progress and the tools required to support this.

Successful apprentices will achievea Construction site management (degree) Apprenticeship which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and approved by the industry's recognised professional bodies and meets the educational requirements for the professional bodies' full membership or chartered status.

During your apprenticeship you'll learn:
  • Construction techniques employed in building new assets, and why some are favoured over others
  • About different types of contract, where they are employed and how to administer them commercially
  • People skills, for managing conflict, negotiation and health and safety behaviours.
  • About the water and wastewater network and process, and the requirement to build new assets
  • About health, safety, welfare and environmental management, the law, the requirements and how to review if these are being met
  • How to review things against a standards or guidelines to ensure that the quality required is met. This will include understanding how to review detailed drawings and site information
  • How important customer and stakeholder management are to successful construction management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Customer focused
  • Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Team player
  • Ambitious
  • Attention to detail
  • Achieve the qualifications needed to really succeed in your role
  • Someone who's keen to gain practical experience

Desired qualifications

  • Typically, you'll need to hold relevant level 3 qualifications including construction, providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for entry to a level 6 Higher Education programme (3 A-levels Grade Cor above)
  • You'll also need to have 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grades A*-C or grades 9-4, which must include maths, English Language and a science or technology subject

Future prospects

  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship and meeting the behaviours required, you will progress into a permanent post that matches with the role you have trained for. Further prospects within the business depends on you, and your desire to succeed
  • Annual appraisals are a key driver to spot talent, which enables development opportunities and career mapping

Things to consider

What you'll get from us:
  • Rewarding essentials - there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £13,500 which will increase each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be - you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of - we're a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities
  • Be part of the family - you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices

Additional information:
  • You'll need to drive or be learning to drive, as this is a field based role which requires mobility
  • As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme
  • We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background. If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed
  • Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service. Closing Date: 07/03/21

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