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 Science, Engineering or Environmental related degree – that’s it!.... no prior experience needed.

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

  • Environmentally conscientious
  • Good problem solver
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team player

Your graduate scheme

You’ll be joining the Wastewater Team that are responsible for ensuring the safe and effective treatment of wastewater, providing an essential public service to our customers, and protecting the environment. No day is the same, fast paced, dynamic and multi-faceted.

Role would involve learning how we treat wastewater and look for continuous improvement as well as placements with support roles to demonstrate all aspects of how we manage this responsibility. As operations requires technical/people and leadership skills the placements would be designed to build these attributes.

Your role will include:

  • Learning how we treat Wastewater and look for continuous improvements.
  • Placements with support roles to demonstrate all aspects of how we manage this responsibility.
  • Building on your personal attributes like technical and leadership skills throughout your programme.

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 – East 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, which likely take place between February/March 2024 in North-East Wales.. Further information will be provided closer to the time.


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.

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£28,105 - £31,936

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