Leakage operatives find leaks in water pipes, and work with repair teams to make sure they’re fixed quickly.
There will be
8% fewer Leakage operative jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll find leaks in the water distribution network, to reduce wastage through damaged pipes.
You’ll carry out planned surveys and respond to emergencies.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
Starter salary: £14,000
Experienced salary: £18,000 to £23,000
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work shifts and be on a standby rota for out-of-hours emergencies.
Overtime may be available.
You’ll work outside in all weather conditions, sometimes underground inside water pipes.
Conditions may be wet and dirty.
With experience, you could become a leakage data analyst, team leader or leakage manager.
With further training and study, you could become an engineering technician or an incorporated water engineer.
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