Graduate scheme



About you

*Programme Eligibility Requirements*

  • Eligible degree classification – you must be expected to achieve or already have achieved a minimum 2:2 in Civil or Mechanical Engineering to be eligible for our Civil Engineering programme.
  • UK Driving licence - you must also possess a full UK driving licence to be eligible to apply for this role.

Who we are

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.

To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision. This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.

We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work.

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.

In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

Graduate Technical Development Programme

The Technical Development Programme aims to increase your technical ability throughout your two years on the programme. This will then allow you to successfully enter a key technical role in the business following completion of your graduate programme.

This route offers an excellent opportunity to access extensive technical training opportunities via external training courses and on the job training. There is also the opportunity to develop your soft skills along the way. This is the route for you if you have a keen interest in taking on a technical role post-graduation and wish to consolidate the skills you have learned at university and develop them even further. You will learn from experienced people within the business by working with them on key projects throughout your time on the programme.

Soft skills training

You will take part in a number of soft skills workshops during your time on the programme. This includes the following workshops:

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

Managing Director Forums:

You will be invited to take part in quarterly round table forums with our business area MDs. Here you will get the opportunity to discuss key business developments and strategies and will also get the opportunity to ask questions.

Teambuilding and fundraising opportunities:

You will be given the opportunity to work on fundraising and event organisation projects with your fellow graduates. This will allow you to develop your interpersonal and leadership skills.

Structured projects:

You will be given the opportunity to work on key business projects with specific deliverables. These projects will give you the opportunity to develop significant experience which will enhance your CV.


As well as a market competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits including:

  • Variable annual pay schemes (annual bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions (11%)
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme (MediCash)
  • 20% discount across all of our visitor centres and gift shops across Wales
  • Flexible working patterns
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family (24 hour free online and confidential support phoneline)
  • Several internal employee networks including Embrace, LGBTQI+, 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

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