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Apprentice Dual Skilled Electrician & Mechanical Fitter

Date:  17-Jun-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, GB, CF48 2HY

Job Requisition Number                              3191                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Operational
Salary Range £19,209.00 -£26,873.00 
Base Llwyn Onn
Closing date 23:59 - 30/06/2022


Who we are


Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.


To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.


We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 


To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.


In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for


You will learn both craft of Electrician, and Mechanical fitter, in this dual skilled role.


We are recruiting Maintenance Technician Apprentices to join our team. A key element of this role will be planned maintenance of all Welsh Water’s asset types including water or wastewater Treatment works, water or Sewage pumping stations and combined sewer overflows.


As part of your development, there will be a mixture of practical and theory-based learning. You will expect to attend college over 4 years to complete an NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations. As well as this, you will receive role specific technical training in line with your academic studies.


What you’ll be learning


  • Carrying out maintenance work on our equipment to reduce the risk of breakdowns.
  • Find out why our equipment sometimes doesn’t work and repair as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Carrying out inspections, like for like installations, testing, refurbishment and help with commissioning equipment when required.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings of various equipment to ensure correct tolerance and fits are maintained for efficient plant operation.

About you


A minimum of Grade B in GCSE Maths and Grade C in English and Science (or equivalent) is required. You will be required to show proof of your qualifications should you be offered the role.

Good to know


There may be a requirement to travel to a different location in Wales for college and training purposes.

The programme length is 4 years. 



As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:


  • Variable pay schemes (your salary will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11% employer contributions
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family


Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers everyday, and about looking after our beautiful environment.





Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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