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Thames Water early careers

Commercial Graduate Programme 2021

Job/scheme locations: 
Thames Valley
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Commercial and Procurement at Thames Water
Are you interested in driving business performance and delivering an essential service to 15 million customers?
The Commercial and Procurement team not only provides critical support to the business; they are responsible for delivering the best value to Thames Water for every pound that is spent. They are accountable for working closely with key stakeholders and the external supply market to build a strong supplier network that helps delivers Thames Water’s ambitious plan, whilst always demonstrating Thames Water values and behaviours.

Overview of the Programme
We offer you the opportunity to study CIPS providing support throughout.
In addition to study, we are able to offer a great variety of experience gained through two 12-month placements. These experiences can range from the procurement of critical goods, services and our major capital projects to the management of the relationships with our critical partners.

On top of this, all our graduates complete a two-year core Graduate Development Programme. This is designed around you for the opportunity to maximise your full potential by developing your knowledge, skills and experience to succeed. Core elements of the Programme are:

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

From the start we expect you to drive your career and have real impact on the business. To help you achieve this you will have a network of support from managers, mentors and existing graduates.

Life after the Graduate Programme
Our previous graduates have gone on to enjoy fantastic careers with us and you’ll find them in a variety of roles across our business, including senior leadership roles. Whatever your preference, one thing is for sure - this Commercial and Procurement Programme offers a variety of opportunities to progress within the UK’s largest Water and Wastewater services provider.

What kind of graduate are we looking for?
We are a diverse business looking for self-driven graduates who are confident stepping into new environments, adding value and whose values reflect ours:

  • Reach higher, be better
  • Take care
  • Passionate about everything we do
  • Be respectful and value everyone
  • Be proud, be blue

We work on behalf of colleagues and customers across our entire business in the Thames Valley; so there may be some need to work across different sites in this region.
We’re looking for real go-getters with a hunger for knowledge and a passion to succeed. Our graduates enjoy influencing colleagues and sharing ideas and creativity. They thrive on working with others, respecting their views and valuing the diversity around them. They are humble and decent and treat others the way they’d like to be treated. They also hold great passion for the industry we work in and our future aspirations.

If you’re hardworking, curious and with a passion for customer excellence and driven to study for CIPS, and you have a 2:2 or above expected or achieved please apply today.

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More about this vacancy

South East
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5