Watertrain has been the leading provider of apprenticeships and qualification programmes to the water utility sector since 2007.

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.

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 / benchmark the knowledge and skills of their operational teams via Levy-funded, nationally recognised Apprenticeship Standards.

Watertrain has a growing team of Learning and Development Coaches who have extensive sector specific experience, which enables us to ensure that all learners receive the highest-quality programme.

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Watertrain has been delivering CABWI nationally accredited water related qualifications since 2007 and many hundreds of candidates have been successful in attaining their knowledge and / or competency qualifications.

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 across the water utility sector 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

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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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