Posted Date:  17 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  .
Location:  Staffordshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Waste Network Ops
Salary (£):  Base salary plus shift allowance

HGV Jetting Operative

Do you care about the environment and enjoy being outdoors? Do you enjoy problem solving and going above and beyond to offer the best quality service every time? Do you have a passion for speaking to people? If the answer to these questions is “yes, absolutely!” then this is the role for you!!





We have a new opportunity to join Severn Trent’s Waste Customer Networks team covering the Staffordshire region! This team is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, improvements, and repair of our amazing waste network.

The Customer Jetting Operative role will require you to work in a two-person team. You’ll be responsible for resolving various issues and offering our customers when they need you the most.  You’ll be working within our communities, focusing on resolving issues such as blocked sewers, using an array of impressive vacuum, jetting and blockage clearing equipment.

You will do all of this and give an amazing customer experience.

Other things you may be involved in are:

  • Carrying out CCTV surveys of drainage systems to maintain, diagnose and determine the most appropriate solution.
  • Liaising with other departments including our control centre, operations, and maintenance. 
  • Working within confined spaces and working at heights. 
  • Operating your vehicle in compliance with road transport legislation and Severn Trent policies and procedures. 
  • Ensuring vehicles are maintained in a clean & roadworthy condition both internally and externally. 





Great news is you don’t need to have any experience, just the right attitude and a desire to learn along with:

  • A passion for doing a quality, right first-time job, together with good attention to detail, to ensure you get to the root cause of issues and get them fixed.
  • Self-motivation, the ability to work as a team as well as autonomously and have an excellent work ethic
  • The ability and desire to build strong relationships with customers
  • Strong organisation skills with an interest in problem solving
  • This role will also involve driving larger vehicles so a HGV Class 2 or Category C license is required.

The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.

We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities.

We want people who show up and get involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.

With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:

  • Base salary plus shift allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,500 per annum based on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurserys, and one-week free childcare
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




We can’t wait to hear from you.   

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at 

If your curiosity has been piqued and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media. 

Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!