Water quality technicians clean drinking water and process waste water.
There will be
8% fewer Water treatment worker jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
You'll need to follow strict safety procedures.
There are no set requirements, but GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) or equivalent in English, maths and a science could help you get a job. Experience working in plant maintenance or on a building site could also help.
You must register with a water industry safety scheme. You may have to pass a medical check.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Starter salary: £14,500 to £18,000
Experienced salary: £25,000 to £32,000You could earn extra through overtime and shift allowances.
You'll usually work 37 hours a week. You'll work shifts including nights and weekends.
You could work in a control room or outside in a water treatment area. The job can be physically demanding and you may have to work at height or in tight spaces.
Conditions can be wet, dirty and smelly. You'll wear protective clothing.
With experience, you could become a team leader. With further training, you could become an engineering technician or a water engineer.
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