Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship

Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship

The Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship is a 13-month training programme which will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver infrastructure for utilities companies.

Upon successful completion of the Traineeship, you will achive a CABWI Level2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations – Water (Main Layer) as well as many essential industry-recognised training qualifications.

The simulated site training at Mount Lucas, as well as a recognised qualification, will prepare you for a career in a progressive industry with many pathways for promotion and self-employment.

In order to participate on this programme, you must be at least 18 years old, be reliable, have a strong work ethic and be willing to work as part of a team in an outdoor environment.

For enquiries on this course please Contact:  John Kelly, Centre Manager, Telephone: 057 9362564/ 0858598412, or email:

To register your interest in this course please complete the attached contact form:

Skilled Utilities Interest Form 28th June 2021


Course Content

Phase 1 Weeks  1-12Simulated site training at Mount Lucas

  • Induction, Safepass, Manual Handling, First Aid
  • Abrasive Wheels Training, Health and Safety Awareness
  • Location of Underground Services
  • Concreting & Kerbing
  • Signing, Lighting & Guarding
  • Slinger Signaller Operations
  • Site Dumper Operations
  • Confined Space Training, Asbestos Awareness
  • Emergency Situations / Rescue Training
  • Working at Heights
  • Water Hygiene


Phase 2 Weeks 13-21Work-based Learning

Phase 3 Weeks 22-31Simulated site training at Mount Lucas

  • Creating and maintaining an efficient, effective, safe and secure environment in utilities network construction
  • Install equipment for safe working on sites and on the highway
  • Locate and avoid supply apparatus
  • Excavate & maintain holes & trenches
  • Reinstate excavations & pavement surfaces after utility network construction
  • Operate powered tools and equipment for routine and predictable requirements

Phase 2 Weeks 32-40Work-based Learning

Phase 3 Weeks 41-50Simulated site training at Mount Lucas

  • Joint materials
  • By electrofusion processes
  • By butt fusion processes
  • By mechanical means
  • Install water mains
  • Conduct pressure and soundness testing
  • Restore water network components to operational condition by repair

Other Training

  • Temporary Works
  • 360 Excavator Operations
  • Telescopic Handler Operations