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About Thames Water

Let us tell you the story of one of the UK’s largest water and wastewater suppliers in the UK.

We take care of water for 15 million people. And because our population’s growing by 100,000 people a year, we’re always planning ahead to make sure everyone can continue to enjoy fresh, clean water.

This includes investing £2.5 million every day in modernising our Victorian water pipes, to help stop leaks and protect supplies. With 20,000 miles of pipes, it’s a big job, but we’re on it.

What you need to know about us.

We use our engineering know-how to deliver extraordinary amounts of water – around 18 billion litres a week. Our tap water is world-class, with more quality tests than any bottled water.

We mustn’t forget what goes into homes must come out, as we also turn 4.2 billion litres of waste into poo power and fertiliser every day.

We’re going through a period of exciting change in the water industry and need fresh, innovative and talented graduates like you to help us be the best in the business.

Graduate Pathways

The first thing you’ll do is dive into our business. You’ll learn all about waste, water and how we make London and the Thames Valley a beautiful, healthy and safe place to live.

We’ll help you on your chosen pathway and provide you with diverse experiences, exposure, training and lots of support. You’ll need to push yourself to excel and be hungry to learn and grow.

So, what’s on offer? The Graduate Pipeline has three pathways to choose from:

Learning to Lead Pathway

This is a two year pathway that will teach you all about the industry, on-the-job placements and lots of development. You’ll be our operational and technical site leaders of the future so we’ll get you ready for this challenge with a mixture of technical and aspiring leaders training and hands-on experience. You’ll get to meet senior leaders, technical experts and teams on the shop floor as you learn the ropes. You could be based in a sewage or water treatment works, a contact centre or our head office.

Finance Pathway

This specialist pathway will take you three years to complete during which you’ll study for your professional qualifications. You’ll get some great on-the-job experience with finance experts and work with business partners in a variety of our areas.

Engineering Pathway

This two year specialist pathway will give you exposure to the world of engineering from the bottom up. Including foundation training, you will get great on-the-job experience coupled with the elements required to become a fully chartered engineer.

No matter which programme you choose, you’ll have a degree graded at a 2:2 or above, along with loads of energy, ideas and a determination to succeed.

You’ll also complete several core elements:

  • Business and personal development modules.
  • Health and safety training.
  • A charity business challenge.
  • Time to Give volunteering days.
  • Coaching.
  • Mentoring and buddying opportunities.

What we're looking for

You are a real go-getter with a hunger for knowledge and a passion to succeed. You’ll enjoy influencing colleagues and sharing your ideas and creativity. You will thrive on working together with others, respecting their views and valuing the diversity around you. You are humble and treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

So if this sounds like you, why not take the leap and apply now?

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Organisation's locations: 
London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Oxfordshire
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