Helping to deliver a sustainable future
Your role will be to safely transport an increasingly valuable commodity – sewage and sludge. Whilst most of our region’s waste is cleaned and safely returned to the rivers, increasingly we’re finding innovative green uses for it in farming and energy generation – in fact we generate some of our own electricity from the sewage we process. Working regular, local routes, you’ll be responsible for safely collecting, and delivering sewage and sludge, transporting it in vacuum tankers between Severn Trent sites.
What you'll be doing
As an apprentice you'll be learning all of the key skills requires to become a Severn Trent Tanker Driver as you train over 13-15 months to achieve your LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) driving licence at category C.
The core skills you will develop through this apprenticeship are:
- Safe, controlled and fuel efficient driving techniques relating to driving the LGV, considering fuel costs and other possible efficiencies, implications of differing vehicle configurations and associated safety issues, including safe access and egress from vehicles and trailers to include prevention of falling from height
- Safe use of equipment and machinery eg manual handling equipment, vehicle and delivery systems, including where to find relevant instructions or guidance
- Vehicle preparation, including vehicle safety checks/inspections, defect reporting, safety requirements, loading, securing and unloading processes, axel combinations
- How to protect the vehicle and associated loads, including management of unlawful access to vehicle and loadsplanning and preparing processes (eg planning fastest/most efficientroute) including vehicle selection and contingency planning when circumstances change
- Basic IT applications and other relevant technology and systems eg tachographs, adaptive braking, hand held scanners, on board telematics etc and how these are reported by use of
As you move through Tanker Driver apprenticeship, your key skills and competencies will specifically include:
- Ability to operate STW specification vacuum tankers and associated equipment.
- Ability to safely access vehicle cabs, sites and offices using correct procedures (3 points of contact, etc)
- Ability to manipulate (including loading & unloading to/from tanker pipestorage trays) flexible pipework (up to 5” diameter) in a safe manner utilising correct manual handling techniques.
- Ability to work unsupervised one trained, in all weather conditions utilizing correct PPE, loneworker system, etc.
- Ability to dynamically risk assess site access & working conditions depending on specific circumstances on arrival.
The starting salary for this apprenticeship is £16,060.
What we are looking for
- Apprentices must hold a valid UK driving licence (at least Cat B ie car licence) in order to access the apprenticeship
- Must be 18 years old by the time they are ready to gain their provisional vocational licence.
- Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment
- You will be on day shift throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme but bear in mind you are required work shifts, covering a 24 hour period if you successfully complete the apprenticeship.
- The apprenticeship may also require you to work in different locations throughout our region. Some of our sites cannot be reached directly by public transport. Must you willing to make your own arrangements to get to our sites.
- Consistently demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty and personal drive; embodies the organisation’s values, demonstrates a belief in the services it offers and an interest in the industry
- Individuals who take responsibility for their own safety and that of others at all times, particularly when driving
- Ownership for own performance and training, and proactively keep up to date with industry developments; makes recommendations for improvement where relevant
- Strive to achieve the best results in all they do; maintain a positive attitude and approach to their work even when priorities and working patterns change
- Demonstrate a commitment to achieving all personal and organisational objectives eg completing work, timekeeping, personal appearance and dress code
- Show a genuine interest in meeting the needs of others; use own initiative when needed to ensure that customer needs and expectations are met
- Demonstrate pride in their own role through a consistently positive, professional approach with customers and members of wider team
- Show willingness to accept changing priorities and adapts well to new work patterns and changing requirements, with a flexible approach to their work