Watertrain is the UK leading provider of apprenticeships, technical training and qualification programmes to the water utility sector.

Watertrain, an RSK Group company, is the predominant provider of high-quality apprenticeships, technical training and qualification programmes to the water utility sector and is committed to helping employers find effective solutions to immediate training needs and longer term staff development.

The water specific knowledge and competency programmes delivered by our experienced team at Watertrain are accredited by CABWI, the national awarding body for the water and utilities industries.

Learner & Employer Comments:

“If I had gone to University, I would never have ended up doing this job, I would not have found this role – this is what the apprenticeship has given me.”
Lola Campbell, South West Water

“I have learnt more in-depth information about the industry. Watertrain supported me very well. There was lots of support and communication.”
Lydia Hancox, South West Water

“The Learning Development Coaches have a vast knowledge of the topics and are very approachable and friendly, which is turn makes learning easier.”
Rian Davies, South East Water

Our training provider, Watertrain, are doing a fabulous job of delivering the training and supporting our apprentices on their journey.”
Sarah Menday, Affinity Water

Leading learner achievement rate

‘Excellent’ employer rating

Ofsted ‘Good’ provider

Our Services:


Watertrain has a long and trusted track record of delivering robust apprenticeship programmes to clients in the water utility sector. Our apprenticeships range from Level 2 to Level 4 and provide organisations with an opportunity to upskill the knowledge and skills of their operational teams via Levy-funded, nationally recognised Apprenticeship Standards.

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Our qualifications range from Level 2 to Level 4 across a multitude of operational and managerial provisions in the water utility sector. In conjunction with CABWI, Watertrain has developed 5 Level 3 Diploma qualifications, as well as the Level 4 Diploma in Water Industry Operations and Management, which provides an excellent grounding for graduate entrants to the sector.

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Bespoke Training:

Watertrain is able to support organisations with their specific training needs through bespoke training interventions. Our expert team will work  to understand your organisations needs and develop an effective solution to address immediate training needs and longer term staff development.

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Competency Assessment:

OCG provides the most comprehensive suite of assessment pathways to measure competence on offer anywhere in the UK water industry and is a cost-effective, independent and flexible system developed by Watertrain to measure the currency of knowledge of your people.

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Our Clients:

We are proud to have supported a wide range of organisations from across the water utility sector. Head over to our case studies page to hear from some of the employers and learners who have benefitted from our apprenticeships and qualification programmes.

Latest News

Read our latest news and industry insights in our press releases and blogs below:

It’s a Knockout

The Watertrain team along with staff from RSK, took part in ‘It’s a knockout’ charity event at Birchwood Park, Warrington.

Day in the life: Hydraulics training

In addition to the delivery of apprenticeship and qualification programmes, Watertrain has extensive experience is supporting organisations throughout the water industry with specialist training needs, including […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Promoting wellbeing in the workplace

Cultivating a culture which promotes wellbeing is essential for a happy, healthy, and productive workforce. In this blog, we explore practical strategies that organisations can implement to support the mental health and wellbeing of their people.

Network Construction Operations qualifications to become mandatory by 2025

The mandate of the Network Construction Operations (NCO) Water Scheme will take effect in April 2025. Watertrain, the UK’s leading provider of apprenticeships and technical training to the water industry, shares how contractors can be prepared

Watertrain is part of the RSK Group.

RSK Group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK Group consists of over 130 businesses and employs over 11,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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