Repair & Maintenance Operative – Entry Level Opportunity
Field Based (Covering parts of Surrey, Kent and South London)
Our vision is to be an outstanding water company delivering service excellence and we believe our people are integral to helping us achieve our goal to ensure that we deliver a high-quality service that is reliable and resilient. Our plan for the future is to ensure the services we provide are fair, future-proof, good for the planet and utilise smart technology. Water plays a role in all our lives. It’s an essential service and one that we are proud to deliver to our customers and communities.
We don’t just want to be proud of what we do, we also want to celebrate how we do it. We are an inclusive Team that values diversity and community, what makes us different as well as what we have in common. Your contribution to delivering our Business Plan over the next 5 years and our 5 pledges to our customers is vital. We aren’t just recruiting for experience - potential, fit and values are fundamental to building and developing our team. We want you to develop, grow and succeed and enjoy working at SES.
SES Water supplies 160 million litres of fresh water to over 735,000 people across Kent, Surrey and South London every day.
Why you should join our team:
This is a fantastic opportunity to take on an entry-level position and develop a rewarding career in the utilities sector. We’ll provide extensive, in-depth training and mentoring to ensure you are equipped with all the skills you need to make a success of your role and develop an excellent level of experience in our sector.
What’s more, you’ll discover that there is plenty of progression prospects with our company, in addition to the chance to learn a wide range of skills and the opportunity to gain a Streetworks qualification. For outstanding individuals, there is an opportunity to attend our Repair and Maintenance Bootcamp with SevernTrent to further develop your R&M skills and knowledge.
So, if you are hardworking and eager to gain on-the-job training and potentially qualifications, this is the ideal role in which to grow, thrive and develop and benefit from great job security.
- Salary of £19,500 including standby plus overtime
- Up to 10% employer contribution towards Aviva's Group Personal Pension Plan
- Free on-site parking or in the local area
Reporting to the yard every morning, as a Repair & Maintenance Operative, you will be tasked with assisting with the repair, maintenance and replacement of potable water mains across our water network.
You’ll work as part of a two-person team and will receive on-the-job training so that you earn as you learn.
Dealing with all sizes of communication pipes, mains and ancillary apparatus, you will ensure that the highest standards of services are delivered at all times to our customers.
This role will involve a range of manual activities such as digging, lifting and using hand tools. Once trained, you will take part in a standby rota for one week in four.
Other organisations may call this role Labourer, Junior Maintenance Engineer, Trainee Water Engineer, Trainee Utilities Engineer, Trainee Engineer, Water Systems Engineer, Water Systems Technician, or Junior Engineer.
To be considered as a Repair & Maintenance Operative, you will need to enjoy working as part of a team that is outside in all weathers to complete our essential repairs and ensure we provide water services to our customers. Ideally, you are in possession of a full, valid driving licence (or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of commencing the role).
An LGV driving licence would be beneficial to your application but is not essential. A Streetworks qualification would also be an advantage however as this is an entry level role so we will provide the training needed.
- Life assurance
- Bonus scheme
- 23 days’ holiday per year, increasing to 27 with service
- Give as you earn scheme
- Financial education, savings and personal loans through Neyber
- Aqualibrium - our wellbeing programme including Mental Health First Aiders and free annual comprehensive health checks
- Simply Health Cash Plan, Surgical Choices and Rewards
- Confidential crisis support, counselling and legal advice
- One day of paid volunteering a year
- Discounts with our subsidiaries and Garage
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit, who SES Water work in partnership with. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process, please get in touch and let us know. We’re also happy to discuss flexible working options should the role accommodate it.
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