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Our graduate scheme

Our graduate scheme offers development across specific areas of our business, backed up by on-the-job role placements.

We currently offer 5 programme pathways:

  • Operations
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • System Planning
  • Hydraulic Modelling

You’ll be based at one of our treatment works, labs or offices in our patch stretching from Swindon in the west to Dartford in the east and anywhere in between.

For our programmes, we accept all degree disciplines. For specialised programmes, you’ll need a relevant degree.

Our graduate programmes run for two years. We'll support you throughout to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to succeed in your chosen career path.

Applications are now closed for 2022. If you have any questions, please email us on

We encourage graduate applications from all degree classifications

Your application process

Our 2022 process:

  • 14 January – 27 February: Applications open
  • Early March: Invitation to interview
  • 7-18 March: Telephone interviews
  • 21 March – 1 April: Assessment centres
  • April: Offers made
  • June – August: Pre-boarding activity

The application process covers several steps, designed to challenge you while helping us see your potential. At each stage, we’ll let you know whether you’ve been successful in progressing to the next one. We always aim to give constructive feedback to our candidates.

We actively encourage self-motivated and passionate people who're curious and come ready to ask questions. If you enjoy working within a team and are looking to develop your degree into a career, why not apply for our graduate scheme today?

What we look for in our graduates

As well as showing you're driven and eager to learn on the job, there are a few things you can do during the application process that may help you stand out from the crowd.

Make it clear you understand the programme and development on offer and tell us why you’d love to join our team.

Head to our social media to find out more.

We seek to attract, develop, reward, and retain a mix of colleagues who offer different but complementary beliefs, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills and backgrounds that everyone brings to our family. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and Stonewall LGBT+ diversity champion.