Closing Date
Catchment & Environmental
Operations Centre, Bath
Starting Salary
40 hours per week, defined contribution pension scheme, 24 days annual leave rising to a maximum of 28 days per year with service

Land Entry Administration Apprentice

Level 3 Land Entry Apprentice

Salary: £10,916

Location: Operations Centre, Bath

The role

The Land Entry team is a service provider within the Engineering and Construction arm of Wessex Water. The team facilitates entry on to all private land where we need to carry out work, as part of the capital programme, using our Statutory Powers contained in the Water Industry Act 1991.

The successful applicant’s role will involve reporting to the Land Entry Manager, providing technical administration support to the land entry team, as well as advice and assistance relating to all elements of entry onto private land to carry out works.

A key element of the role is ensuing that Wessex Water’s obligation contained in the Water Industry 1991 and our Code of Practice is adhered to.


As a good communicator, you will establish ownership and occupation details of private land that will be affected by capital schemes by means of land registry searches. You will also be involved in checking billing records, electoral rolls, internet searches and making direct contact with third parties. This information will then be collated and issued by the design engineer. 

You will be preparing statutory notices for service on all third parties where entry onto private land is required, in addition to monitoring the receipt of third-party early entry consents where required. You will also contact landowners/occupiers when necessary to ensure land entry is achieved in accordance with our programme.

You will offer general administration support to the Land Entry Manager and wider Land Entry team.

The candidate

You should be a confident communicator, who is organised and has excellent interpersonal skills which enable you to interact with all levels of staff and external contacts. You should also possess the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively while being able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines

Either before or during the apprenticeship, you will be required to achieve level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics prior to taking the end point assessment

Skills and experience


  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Strong and confident communicator with excellent telephone manner
  • Knowledge of Office365
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Full clean driving licence

    Personal qualities:

  • Organised, resilient and self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic team member with a positive approach

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 24 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
  • Life insurance.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle2Work scheme.
  • Discounts and cashback scheme from more than 1,200 high street and online suppliers.

Sound interesting? Please apply by clicking APPLY below quoting job reference VAC1000014770. The closing date is 28 June 2021.

We do not accept CVs from recruitment agencies. We are an equal opportunities employer. You must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and proof of skills and qualifications gained. Appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks.

We respect and value everyone’s contribution. Wessex Water is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages the many skills, interests, backgrounds and experiences that people from different social groups can bring. We strive to provide a workplace which is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

If you have a medical condition, disability or learning difficulty which could impact on your ability to apply or take part in the recruitment process, please email We are dedicated to treating all existing and prospective colleagues fairly and will do everything we can to support you during the application and selection process.