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Water or Waste Water Treatment Operative

Aerial view of a water treatment plant

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:

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 a year, rising to £35,000 a year 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
2024
1048
2.1 %
RISE
2029
1070
  United Kingdom
2024
12675
6.4 %
RISE
2029
13487

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

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

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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