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We’re a diverse business and we want our graduates to develop a career as individual as they are. If you’re looking to develop your career as a business leader, or in a specialist area, we could be right for you.

We’re the largest water and wastewater company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley area. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. Our role is to ensure customers can turn on the tap and get access to top-quality drinking water, day and night, as well as safely transporting, treating and returning it back to the environment once customers have used it. This involves supplying more than a tonne of water a week to each of our 9 million drinking water customers and recycling waste from 15 million people safely back to the environment.

That's 2,600 million litres of water and 2,800 million litres of sewage a day - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We run 67 ,000 miles of sewers, 2,530 pumping stations, 350 waste treatment works and 150 water treatment works, which create enough natural energy to power a city the size of Oxford.

We offer a general leadership graduate programme or specialist graduate programmes.

Whichever path you choose, you’ll get a comprehensive graduate development programme, backed up by on-the-job role placements. And we’ll support you all the way to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to progress in our business.

General leadership: This is an 18 month programme with two on-the-job role placements. You could start at one of our water or sewage treatment works, customer contact centres or offices in a variety of teams that deliver our operational, retail, customer, corporate and regulatory activity. We’ll make sure you’re exposed to everything you need to become a great leader.

Specialist: Our specialist programmes vary in structure but one thing is for sure, you’ll be skilled up to be an expert in your chosen area. We offer specialist programmes in:

  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Technology