Anglian Water calls on budding engineers as Apprenticeship scheme is open for new recruits

04 March 2019


At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Anglian Water is calling on budding young engineers to consider an apprenticeship in a vital industry. The water company will be offering over 60 positions this year.


The water company, which has a big requirement for science and engineering skills in its workforce, hired over 80 apprentices from the region last year into Operational, Maintenance and Engineering roles, Regan Harris from Anglian Water said:


“Applying for an apprenticeship with Anglian Water is a great option for anyone considering their next move. An apprenticeship with us can last anywhere between 18 months and 4 years, depending on the type of role, and it’s a mixture of classroom and practical hands-on learning supporting the Anglian Water team, across the region. We’re recruiting now ready for our 2019 apprenticeships which will start in August and November this year.


James Weedon recently completed a 4 year apprenticeship and is now a qualified electrical technician: “I came out of college at 18 and I wanted to pursue a career in electrical and mechanical engineering. The apprenticeship was really challenging but you get so much out of it and it was great to earn while you’re learning.


“I’m now a qualified electrical technician trusted to work on my own and I really enjoy the role. I can be on standby and I have to respond in an emergency – the last time I was called out it was 1am and a pump was down, I had to go straight away to get it back online and prevent a pollution incident. By 5am we got everything working again – that sort of job is a big challenge but really rewarding.”


Brianika Greenaway is an apprenticeship Leakage Technician: “My job was to search a given area for any leaks on our network which is really important because I find leaks on our pipes, which are not always visible to the naked eye. 


By finding leaks early, we can prevent pipes from bursting and interrupting our customers’ water supply or causing flooding. It also means we waste much less water, which is vital for the wider environment. Anglian is the best in the water industry at tackling leakage, and I’m proud to be part of such a great team.”


Regan continued: “James, Brianika and the many others who come through our apprenticeship scheme are such an important part of our business which is why we continue to invest lots in their training and development to help them gain valuable and practical skills as well as achieving a nationally recognised qualification.


“Around a third of Anglian Water’s workforce will retire in the next decade and we want to recruit the budding engineers and technicians from the next generation and give them the right skills and experience to join our business. “


To find out more and apply, visit the Anglian Water careers website and select Apprenticeships, To express an interest in roles not yet advertised email


Apprenticeships roles 2019

Leakage Analyst
- South – not yet advertised
- East – not yet advertised

Network Technician
- Ipswich – not yet advertised

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (Water)
- Grafham – not yet advertised
- Pitsford – not yet advertised
- Kings Lynn – not yet advertised

Borehole Engineer

- Norwich – not yet advertised

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (sewage)

- South Lincoln – not yet advertised
- Northampton/Bedford – not yet advertised
- Grimsby – not yet advertised
- Cambridge – not yet advertised
- Peterborough – not yet advertised
- Norwich – not yet advertised
- Kings Lynn/Cromer/Fakenham – not yet advertised
- Lowestoft/Thetford – not yet advertised
- Colchester – not yet advertised
- Basildon – not yet advertised
- Southend/Chelmsford – not yet advertised

Water Recycling (sewage) Process Engineer

- Grimsby – not yet advertised
- Lincoln – not yet advertised
- Lowestoft – not yet advertised
- Ely – not yet advertised
- Cambridge – not yet advertised
- Southend – not yet advertised
- Huntingdon – not yet advertised
- Chelmsford – not yet advertised

Sewage Network Engineer

- Grimsby/Lincoln – not yet advertised
- Milton Keynes/Letchworth – not yet advertised
- Norwich/Lowestoft – not yet advertised
- Basildon/Southend – not yet advertised
- Cambridge – not yet advertised
- Northampton/Kettering – not yet advertised
- Ipswich/Cambridge – not yet advertised
- South Lincs/Rutland – not yet advertised