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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:

Pay

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

Trainee operatives with Scottish Water start on around £15,873 rising to £23,855 by end of the four year apprenticeship. They may earn extra through overtime.

In other companies operatives can earn around £20,000 and go up to £38,000 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
773
2.7 %
RISE
2023
794
  United Kingdom
2018
7404
3.2 %
RISE
2023
7640

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Energy and Utility Skills
Tel: 0845 077 9922
Website: http://www.euskills.co.uk/
Twitter: @EUSkills

Energy and Utility Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water sectors. Their website has a section aimed at 14 to 19 year olds on careers in these sectors.

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