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Apprenticeship schemes

Apprenticeships play a key role in our success in delivering life's essential service to our customers, and we have a great track record in taking apprentices on and helping them develop their careers.

The learning curve will be challenging, exciting, and rewarding – and you’ll be earning at the same time.

Applications have now closed for our 2022 intake, but you can register your interest to stay updated.

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Types of apprenticeships

We offer a variety of advanced, higher and degree level apprenticeships. So matter what skills you have, if you have a passion for learning and the drive to manage your learning and working life, we’d love to hear from you.

All our apprentices work towards professional qualifications, on a permanent basis with a competitive salary. Read about the experiences of some of our apprentices:

Application process

Our apprenticeship application process begins with an online application where you can tell us a bit about yourself and why you’d like to join one of our apprenticeship programmes.

The next stage is a pre-screen interview and then an assessment centre. You’ll get to meet our diverse range of managers who’re looking forward to meeting you.

Throughout the application process we're looking for you to express the following skills and behaviours which through your apprenticeship you’ll have the chance to develop:

  • Listening - The receiving, retaining and processing of information or ideas
  • Speaking - The oral transmission of information or ideas
  • Problem Solving - The ability to find a solution to a situation or challenge
  • Creativity - The use of imagination and the generation of new ideas
  • Staying Positive - The ability to use tactics and strategies to overcome setbacks and achieve goals
  • Aiming High - The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them
  • Leadership - Supporting, encouraging and developing others to achieve a shared goal
  • Teamwork - Working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal

Should you be successful at our assessment centres, you’ll be offered a role to start on one of our fantastic apprenticeship programmes in September 2022. You’ll be sent a contract and a link to our onboarding portal that’ll give you all the details you need to join Thames Water.

Contacting our apprenticeship team

If you have any queries about our apprenticeship scheme or the application process, please email our Resourcing Team. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Shared apprenticeships

Working with partners from our supply chain, Lanes, Clancy, MWH and Morrison, the shared apprenticeship scheme covers areas including project management, electrical installation, and quantity surveying.

For more information, please email Mahbub Uddin or call 020 3696 2660.