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Job Reference:  REQ00212
Job level:  Professional
Employer:  Energy & Utilities Jobs
Company Name:  SES Water
Industry:  Utilities
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary:  £20,000 - £29,999
Salary and Benefits:  £21,300 plus potential overtime of up to £14,000

Location

City:  Redhill, Surrey

Description

Field Based (Covering parts of Surrey, Kent and South London) 

£21,300 plus potential overtime of up to £14,000

As a Trainee Utilities Operative, you will learn how to repair, maintain and replace water mains. We’ll provide extensive, in-depth training and mentoring and the opportunity to gain a Streetworks qualification and attend our Repair and Maintenance Bootcamp with SevernTrent to further develop your R&M skills and knowledge.

The role

You will join the Repair and Maintenance team in the yard every morning, and work as part of a two-person team and will receive on-the-job training so that you earn as you learn. There are plenty of progression prospects within SES Water and this is an ideal opportunity to develop a rewarding career in the utilities sector.

Working Monday to Friday day shifts, plus a standby rota of one in four weeks to cover out-of-hours work (evenings and weekends), for which the standby allowance and overtime will be paid.

Specifically, you will:

  •  Deal with all sizes of pipes, mains and apparatus
  •  Undertake a range of manual activities such as digging, lifting and using hand tools 

Once trained, you will take part in a standby rota for one week in four to cover any emergency repair activities.

About you

Although no experience is required for this entry-level role, to be considered as a Trainee Utilities Operative, you will need:

  •  To enjoy working as part of a team that is outside in all weathers
  •  The drive to learn and develop new skills

Ideally, you will hold a full, valid driving licence (or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of commencing the role).

Other organisations may call this role Labourer, Junior Maintenance Engineer, Trainee Water Engineer, Trainee Utilities Engineer, Trainee Engineer, Water Systems Engineer, Water Systems Technician, or Junior Engineer.

What We Offer

We care about our colleagues and want you to enjoy your role, as such we are committed to ensuring that we support your development.  We have also created a range of benefits that will care for your personal and financial wellbeing.

For your financial wellbeing:

  • £21,300 (depending on experience) plus potential overtime of up to £14,000
  • Employer contribution up to 10% on our Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life assurance
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Salary Finance: Financial education, loans and savings
  • On site garage with service discount
  • Free on-site parking or in local area

For your personal wellbeing:

  • 25 days annual leave which will increase to 27 days with length of service
  • Health care Cash back scheme and Surgical Choices
  • Aqualibrium - On site Mental Health First-Aiders and free annual health checks
  • Confidential crisis support, counselling and legal advice
  • One day paid volunteering a year

About SES Water

We are an innovative and progressive company who continue to look for improved ways of working to better service our customers, both internal and external.  We are at the forefront of our industry having rolled out smart technology across our entire network, helping us to identify and repair leaks with speed, a project that has been shortlisted for this years Water Industry Awards.

SES Water are committed to supporting the communities we work within and have targeted ourselves to be Net Zero by 2030, already actioning this with solar panels, beginning the process of moving our fleet to electric vehicles and out two Biodiversity Awards.

When you join SES Water you are joining a company that looks to the future and understands that our people are integral to our success today and in the future.  We know that to continue our success we need to develop and support our people, provide an inclusive workplace where peoples’ knowledge and experience can be shared to ensure that we are ready for tomorrow.

What’s next?

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