Apprentice Instrumentation, Control and Automation Technician – Welsh Water – Rhondda Cynon Taff
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Are you interested in electronics? Do you want to learn new skills, working with electrical and computer systems? Although you may not have heard of an instrumentation, control and automation technician before, this role is really important when it comes to the running of a treatment works efficiently and accurately. ICAs work with systems including SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems) and PLC (Programmable Logic Control) programs, equipment that monitors and analyses level, flow and pressure of water and other analytical equipment used in the water and wastewater treatment processes.
What to Expect
On the Welsh Water ICA technician apprenticeship you will learn how to install, maintain, modify and repair SCADA and associated instrumentation, control and automation equipment, how to program and modify PLC programs for a range of different PLC brands including, Siemens and Mitsubishi, how to read electrical and instrumentation schematic drawings and use them to investigate and rectify system breakdowns and about the wider water industry.
As well as the technical skills that you will gain while working with passionate and experienced colleagues, you will develop your confidence and problem solving abilities.
During your four year apprenticeship, you will attend Cardiff and the Vale College over the duration of the apprenticeship and study a Welsh Government approved Level 3 apprenticeship. Once you have completed your apprenticeship, your primary role will be to carry out planned maintenance and complete emergency breakdown repairs, whilst undertaking a Level 4 apprenticeship which will take two years. You will also be required to take part in our standby rota. If successful in getting the apprenticeship role, you will be in either Water Services or Wastewater services.
What do we need?
As well as an individual who really believes in Welsh Waters mission and values, you will be a person who possesses the excitement to want to learn a craft discipline, a flair for working within a team and the confidence to communicate effectively with others. The water industry is like no other industry, so apply with passion and determination and youre sure to stand-out.
As well as the above;
- You need to have achieved or be on target to achieve GCSEs at grade B or above in Maths and grade C or above in English and Science.
- You need to be available to start with us on 7 September 2020
- You will be required to complete online tests as part of the assessment process.
- Applying for our apprenticeship programme is like applying for a job so you will have to go through our application process. You will also have to attend an assessment centre to meet our team (you will need to be available on the dates provided in the Application Timeline).
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