Thames Water

We’re a diverse business and our graduates develop career as individual as they are.  If you are looking to develop your career as a business leader, or in a specialist area, take a look at Thames Water.

We are the largest water and wastewater services company in the UK.  We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley area.  On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. Our role is to ensure customers can turn on the tap and get access to top-quality drinking water, day and night, as well as safely transporting, treating and returning it back to the environment once customers have used it. This involves supplying more than a tonne of water a week to each of our 9 million drinking water customers and recycling waste from 15 million people safely back to the environment.

That's 2,600 million litres of water and 2,800 million litres of sewage a day - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We run 67,000 miles of sewers, 2,530 pumping stations, 350 waste treatment works and 150 water treatment works, which create enough natural energy to power a city the size of Oxford.

We offer a general leadership graduate programme or specialist graduate programmes in finance, technology, engineering or health, safety and wellbeing.

Whichever path you choose, you’ll get a comprehensive graduate development programme, backed up by on-the-job role placements. And we’ll support you all the way to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to progress in our business.

General leadership:  This is an 18 month programme with two on-the-job role placements. You could start at one of our water or sewage treatment works, customer contact centres or offices in a variety of teams that deliver our operational, retail, customer, corporate and regulatory activity.  We’ll make sure you’re exposed to everything you need to become a great leader.

Specialist:  Our specialist programmes vary in structure but one thing is for sure, you’ll be skilled up to be an expert in your chosen area.

Our core graduate development programme has been designed around you to make sure you have the opportunity to maximise your potential.  It has several elements that support you start confidently in our business and develop your knowledge, skills and experience to succeed.  You’ll be joining a network of graduates already in our business and will have all the support you need from day one.  It includes a company induction, health and safety training, coaching and buddy support, business and personal development modules, management development, WaterAid charity business challenge and an off-boarding event.

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Graduate profiles

    • Mubeen Mehmood –

      Interesting fact about you:

      I was an ambassador for Wimbledon Tennis Club during my time at high school promoting Tennis across the London borough of Merton.

      ... View profile

    • Chris Butterfield –

      Interesting fact about you:

      I am a keen Swimmer, Ceroc Dancer and Origami folder… luckily not all at the same time.

      Area of the business you are based in:... View profile

    • Catherine Smith –

      Why did you choose to join Thames Water?

      I have always wanted to work for the water industry as it is an essential part of everyone’s life. Thames Water is the largest... View profile

    • Marie Crompton –

      What happens on the graduate programme and why was the programme the right choice for you?

      At university I was given ample opportunity to practice people and project... View profile

    • Luke Matcham –

      Degree studied:

      BA History, MA Medieval History

      Interesting fact about you:

      I ran the Reading half marathon dressed as a camel trainer... View profile

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