You might enter through a Scottish Water Technical: Repair and Maintenance Modern Apprenticeship.
For entry to this Apprenticeship you usually need five subjects at National 4 or 5 including English, Maths and science subject. Two Highers or relevant technical qualifications or experience are an advantage.
Scottish Water also offer 2-year Repair and Maintenance Traineeships for Water and Waste Water. See their website for more details.
You may need a driving licence or be working towards one.
If you have to operate machinery you must be over 18.
Apply for jobs with Scottish Water.
What Does it Take?
the ability to follow detailed instructions
the confidence to work alone
awareness of health and safety
good problem solving skills
knowledge of local areas
the ability to deal with the public
The Scottish Water Modern Apprenticeship leads to a relevant SVQ at SCQF Level 6, a National Progression Award (NPA) and HNC in Water Operations.
You could train on the job and attend college on a day release basis.
There are good opportunities later for progress into technician or incorporated engineer (IEng) level work.
You could move into promoted posts as a supervisor, a water inspector, an area superintendent or controller or a trainer for new staff.