Water or Waste Water Treatment Operative

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A water or waste water treatment operative runs the systems which provide fresh water supplies and treat sewage and other waste water.

The Work

As a water treatment operative you could be:

As a waste water treatment operative you could be:


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

Trainee operatives with Scottish Water start on around £14,200 a year, rising to between £17,772 and £26,317 a year once qualified. They may earn extra through overtime.

In other companies operatives can earn around £20,000 a year, rising to £38,000 a year for operatives with several years' experience.


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Getting In

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What Does it Take?

You need:


Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the Energy and Uitilities Skills website.


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