Water Network Operative

  • Anywhere
  • Current Funding Band: £6,000

Constructing, maintaining and repairing water network infrastructure for domestic, commercial and industrial users.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard



Typical length

18 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Current funding band



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What apprentices will learn

  • health and safety practice, risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • environmental requirements
  • principles and processes that underpin the location of utility network assets
  • excavation techniques
  • industry structure and regulatory requirements


Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have:

  • achieved level 1 English and maths (GCSE grades 3 to 2 or D to E)
  • studied for and taken the assessments for level 2 English and maths (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)

Professional registration

Street Works Register

End-Point Assessment

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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