Water Environment Worker Apprentice

The River Stewardship Company

£5/hour with salary progression over the 18 months

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 14th February 2021  

River Stewardship Company is a social enterprise with a rapidly growing portfolio of commercial waterway maintenance projects with the Environment Agency, local authorities, riparian landowners and others. 

Purpose of the job

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.

Whilst working towards their Level 3 Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship (through Bridgewater and Taunton College), the apprentice will work within the site-based team to help deliver a range of water catchment management projects in Yorkshire (and occasionally beyond).

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.

Specific duties and responsibilities 

  • With the support of the college, your line manager and other staff, you will work towards your Level 3 Water Environment Worker apprenticeship. This will comprise a mix of practical and self-guided, desktop-based learning and assessment.
  • You will work within a site-based team to deliver water catchment management projects in accordance with our client’s requirements.
  • You will carry out work safely and efficiently to Company, industry and legislative standards and ways of working.
  • You will ensure the professional conduct of the team including general behaviour, correct uniform and PPE, and high standards of work and Health and Safety.
  • You will communicate issues that affect the safe and efficient operation of the team to the site supervisor and/or Leadership Team.
  • You will assist in the maintenance the tool store, vehicle, tools and equipment and maintain all associated records and logbooks.
  • You will help to support the development of contacts, partnerships and relationships with organisations, riparian owners, community groups and residents involved in or located near to the regions waterways to develop opportunities to carry out waterway maintenance projects.
  • Represent the RSC as required

Application form and pack


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