Apprentice Water Environment Worker

What will the apprentice be doing on site


EN:Able Futures, an award-winning apprenticeship employer, have partnered with Riverlution, are offering a fantastic opportunity for Water Environment Workers and become part of their growing team.
RSC operate a Stewardship Partnership service offering high quality waterway maintenance and improvement projects throughout Yorkshire and beyond.

The Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship provides a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience for employment within the water environment and wider conservation and land management sectors.

Relevant information about the project

As an Apprentice Water Environment Worker, you will:-

• Work within a site-based team to deliver water catchment management projects in accordance with our client’s requirements.
• Carry out work safely and efficiently to Company, industry and legislative standards and ways of working.
• Communicate issues that affect the safe and efficient operation of the team to the site supervisor and/or Leadership Team.
• Assist in the maintenance the tool store, vehicle, tools and equipment and maintain all associated records and logbooks.
• Tree management. All aspects of tree management. Whilst there is a focus on waterways and waterbodies, this may also include the management of trees in green spaces and properties.
• River and habitat restoration. Restoring and enhancing natural processes to improve flood risk management and biodiversity. Examples include re-meandering and working to create or restore flood storage areas.
• Upland and natural flood management. Whilst there is some crossover with 'river and habitat restoration', the focus here is typically around upland management and restoration. For example, sphagnum moss planting.
• Grounds maintenance. Ongoing grounds maintenance activities as a principal or second-tier contractor. Will typically include mowing, hedge/shrub cutting and litter picking.
• Delivery tasks on site may include (but are not exclusive to) invasive species control, vegetation management, tree management, debris and waste management, moorland restoration work and the occasional delivery of volunteer days

The apprentice will need

As part of this apprenticeship it is a mandatory requirement to undertake additional training which will include the below. The training will take place over 1-2 weeks in Bridgwater (Somerset) and Wigan, accommodation and travel will be paid for by RSC:-

Level 2 Manual handling / Safe Lifting Techniques
Level 2 Working at Height / Safe Working with Ladders
Level 2 Confined Space Awareness
Level 2 Training in the use of a piece of earthmoving or vegetation control plant such as 360 excavator, dump truck, tractor and flail or woodchipper
Level 2 Emergency First Aid
Level 2 Working in or near Water/ Working over or near to water
Level 2 IOSH Working Safely/ CITB Health and Safety Awareness/ Lantra Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness- Construction
Level 2 Hostile Environment Awareness Training/ Dealing with Hostile Situations/ Managing Conflict/Dealing with Difficult People and Situations
Level 2 Underground and Overhead Services Awareness/ Utilities Awareness / Cable Avoidance
Level 2 Equality Diversity and Inclusion Awareness
Level 2 Basic Winching / Capstan and Winch Operation/ Professional Winch Training / Safe Winching Techniques
Level 2 Off Road 4x4 Driving / Professional 4x4 Training for Work / Off Road Vehicle Operating

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade 4-9 in English and Maths

Relevant information about the site

The successful applicant will work towards a Level 3 Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship, which will take 18 months, plus End Point Assessment (EPA).

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:30

£6.40 Per Hour (This wage will become the National Apprenticeship Wage on 1st April 2024)


Reference RIV-0003-24
Location Sheffield
Apprenticeship Apprentice Water Environment Worker
Level Level 3 (Advanced)