Graduate scheme

£28,105 - £31,936

Bath-times, half-times, party-times, meeting-times, and cooking-times. Our water brings Wales to life! It helps 3 million people stay healthy and clean every day. It keeps businesses running smoothly and life flowing along.

We’re different. And proud of it. We’re for everyone, not for profit. We’re people from every walk of life. All with an opportunity to develop and grow amazing careers. All sharing the benefits of bringing our whole self to work.

We’re the engineers and scientists, rangers and customer advisors that keep the taps flowing and keep our customers happy. And we’re thousands of other incredibly diverse roles with National responsibility. All working to the highest standards of satisfaction. In a business where safety and care for every colleague is never compromised.

We’re in every community. And for every community. We’re Welsh Water. The people with the passion to bring futures to life in a business that brings Wales to life!

Discover the difference Welsh Water can bring to your life.

Enough about us, let's hear about you

We are seeking interested applicants to have achieved or be expected to achieve a 2:1 in a Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, or Water Engineering related degree.– that’s it!.... no prior experience needed.

Key skills / attributes that we’d be looking for from the successful candidate are;

  • The drive to produce excellent results and to continually find ways of improving relationships, outputs, and processes.
  • Being adaptable within different environments.
  • Able to analyse, understand and produce detailed information accurately
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Team player and a great communicator.

Your Graduate scheme

You’ll be joining the Capital Delivery Team that provide engineering support to our major investment programme as part of the Capital Delivery Alliance in AMP7 and beyond. The projects included within the programme vary in scale and complexity encompassing maintenance and improvement works to all of Welsh Water’s assets. This could include dams, pipelines, treatment works, pumping stations, and various others within our ownership throughout Wales providing a varied range of projects in the water industry.

Your role will include:

  • Undertaking feasibility studies and develop details design for capital projects.
  • Develop project management skills and manager internal and external stakeholders when leading on projects.
  • Work with our Capital Partners and wider supply chain to deliver projects.
  • Opportunity to attain professional membership e.g. Chartered Engineer.
  • Opportunity to work with industry leaders at various events.

Your Development:

As a part of your programme, you will take part in a number of soft skills workshops, including the following:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Effective Team Working
  • Resilience
  • Personal Branding
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Difficult Conversations
  • Project Management

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with your fellow graduates, such as organising, developing and running a conference event for the Institute of Water. This will allow you to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills, whilst working collaboratively with your peers.

You will also be given the opportunity to work on key business projects within your specialised field.

Good to know

Your graduate scheme will primarily be based North West Wales. However, on occasions and with notice you may be expected to travel to sites across the whole of Wales and its borders.

Recruitment process - Upon application, you will receive a short behavioural assessment to complete. This should take 15-20 minutes. Should your application meet our criteria, the second stage of assessment will be an in-person assessment

centre between February/March 2024. Further information will be provided closer to the time.

What we bring to the table

As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:

  • Variable pay schemes
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11% employer contributions
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Reduction on high street & online shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme/Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family
  • Colleague matched fundraising scheme up to the value of £500 per year for your chosen charity
  • 20% off all Welsh Water visitor attraction centres and gift shops
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Several internal employee networks including Embrace, LGBT+, Neurodiverse, Disability, Women of Welsh Water, Parents, Wellbeing and many more...
  • We also recruit our own volunteer Wellbeing Champions (on an annual basis) - successful recruits will receive full i-act and StRaW training

Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers everyday, and about looking after our beautiful environment.

More Details


£28,105 - £31,936

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