Mechanic Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

July 3, 2024
£26 - £26 / year

Job Description




United Utilities (UU)’s purpose is to provide high-quality water for a more successful, greener, and healthier North West of England. We are dedicated to offering our services in a way that respects the environment, helps the economy, and benefits society. We are happy to be awarded #11 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and creativity in the workplace, and we create an environment in which our employees can grow, thrive, and be themselves.

To achieve our mission, we adhere to our principles, beliefs, and business model, and by establishing defined goals and objectives, we create long-term value for our colleagues, customers, and communities. Whether you work with a team that shares your vision or join a network of peers with similar interests, you will find a warm and supportive environment to work in.

We have a lot to offer. You’ll be a member of a successful FTSE 100 company and will receive a variety of fundamental perks that reflect your worth and contribution. This includes:

  • £3,500 in joining and retention bonuses.
  • Relocation stipend of up to £8,000, subject to eligibility requirements.
  • A substantial annual leave package of 26 days, which grows to 30 days after four years of service, and eight bank holidays.
  • A competitive pension programme with up to 14% employer contribution, 21% combined, and life insurance.
  • A 7.5% performance-related incentive plan, as well as recognition awards for exceptional achievements.
  • Our company-funded scheme provides a complete healthcare coverage.
  • Monday-Friday working pattern
  • 37-hour work week + possible overtime (1.5x standard rate).


As a member of our fleet team, you will have access to a variety of training and development opportunities, including Class 1 HGV driving training/licensing (if required), Ford/Mercedes/Electric vehicle diagnostics training, forklift training/licensing, IRTEC renewal/upgrades, and emergency/first aid training.

Throughout your tenure, UU will provide you with opportunities to learn and grow through personal development programmes (PDM), shadow-days in the wider business, and the facilitation of project-relevant qualifications such as bachelor’s and master’s degrees, AMP Project Management Qualifications (PMQ), professional membership, chartership support, leadership coaching, professional accreditation, and mentoring. We are here to help you realise your full potential and thrive in your work and beyond.

The role

United Utilities is looking for talented professionals with a history in fleet maintenance and a strong desire for technological innovation and personal development. As a Fleet Technician or HGV Mechanic, you will be a key member of a dynamic team, responsible for the maintenance of a wide range of vehicles and equipment. This function is crucial in assuring the operating effectiveness of the company’s extensive asset base, which comprises a wide range of HGVs, vans, and electric vehicles.

In this capacity, you will be responsible for conducting extensive inspections, performing both conventional and intricate repairs, and devising proactive maintenance plans to prevent downtime and extend the fleet’s lifespan. Your quick problem-solving abilities will not only increase productivity, but will also ensure the fleet’s safety and compliance standards.

This position provides more than simply technical labour; it’s an opportunity to be a major member of a team that values efficiency, sustainability, and excellence. Your dedication to continuous learning and growth will set you apart as you pursue this tough and rewarding professional path. With your practical experience and attention to detail, you are well-equipped to make a significant contribution to the Fleet Management team and United Utilities’ overall aims.

We are delighted to offer you a working model that allows you to balance work and life while also providing the benefit of optional limitless overtime during weekend hours. Fleet Technician opportunities are available at our main sites in Blackburn, Kendal, Trafford (Manchester), and Liverpool. In-person site attendance is necessary to promote the benefits of face-to-face collaboration, as well as travel to other locations in the North West when needed.

United Utilities provides dynamic and long-term opportunities for professional and personal development, as well as the opportunity to improve your skills, knowledge, and experience in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. If you are passionate about making a good change in the North West of England and want to join us on our transformational journey, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and become a member of the UU family!

Key Accountabilities

  • Streamlined Fleet Maintenance: Ensure that different vehicles are maintained on schedule and at a reasonable cost, hence improving operational efficiency.
  • Operator Collaboration: Work closely with operators to provide smooth maintenance and repairs, hence improving fleet performance.
  • Lifecycle Management: Skillfully handle vehicle commissioning and decommissioning to ensure fleet preparedness.
  • Compliance Mastery: Keep careful records and follow all transportation and safety rules, preserving high standards.
  • Mentorship and Flexibility: Help apprentices and adjust to changing job demands while exhibiting leadership and resilience.

Skills and experience.

To be successful with your application, you must demonstrate that you match the following criteria:

  • Time serving apprentice with City and Guilds level 3 in HGV maintenance and repair or similar skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Ability to develop the necessary skills to obtain a Class 1 HGV driving licence.
  • Welding and fabrication skills (MIG).
  • Experience with car diagnostic equipment.
It will also help your application if you can show the following desirable criteria:
  • IRTEC inspection technician qualifications


  • We believe in helping you to reach your goals and desires, both at work and in life. We provide a number of voluntary advantages to assist you achieve your objectives, which you can choose based on your needs and preferences.
  • Onsite gym and physio lounge with instructor-led exercise classes and dedicated physiotherapist, onsite childcare and nursery, free parking and EV charging outlets, dedicated multi-faith/prayer spaces, and free bus service for UU coworkers (Warrington only).
  • MyGymDiscounts – gym and wellness benefit that provides up to 25% discount on gym memberships and digital fitness subscriptions.
  • Best Doctors
  • Salary Finance
  • Wealth at Work Courses
  • Deals and Discounts
  • EVolve Car Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Mental health first responders
  • ShareBuy
  • MORE Choices Flexible Benefits
  • Improved parental leave schemes
  • You may be eligible for relocation expenses of up to £8,000 for this post. This will rely on the results of an eligibility check.

Further Information

Additional information can be found below:

Details about the selection process.

Your application will be assessed in the following stages:
1. Pre-screening – We will ensure that your CV fits the essential/eligibility requirements outlined in the Skills & Experience part of this advertisement. Please clearly indicate how you match the aforementioned requirements on your CV.
2. Application analyse – UU hiring managers will analyse your CV to establish eligibility for an interview.
3. Interview – If you are invited to an interview, you will be evaluated against the criteria outlined in the Skills & Experience portion of this advertisement.
4. Feedback – Feedback will be supplied after the interview. If successful, your application will be reviewed for an offer. Please be aware that comments will only be offered if you attend an interview.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, and Permanent

Expected hours: 37 per week


  • Company pension
  • Employee Discount
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking.
  • UK visa sponsorship


  • 8-hour shift.
  • Day shift
  • Monday through Friday.
  • Overtime

Supplemental compensation types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Loyalty Bonus
  • Performance Bonus
  • Signing Bonus
  • Yearly Bonus

Work Location: In-person

Reference ID: UU00930.