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Water or Waste Water Network Operative

Water network operative installing a water pipe in the ground

A water or waste water network operative installs, repairs and maintains the pipes bringing in fresh water supplies and the sewers carrying away waste water.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The salary for apprentices with Scottish Water is currently £19,587 a year. Once qualified, salaries rise to between £21,053 and £28,425 a year (2023). They may earn extra through overtime.

In other companies operatives can earn around £20,000 and go up to £35,000 or more for operatives with several years' experience.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Apply for jobs with Scottish Water.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
1154
5.6 %
RISE
2028
1219
  United Kingdom
2023
12239
7.2 %
RISE
2028
13117

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

You can find more information here at the Energy and Uitilty Skills website.

Video

Courtesy of Scottish Water

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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