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Past and present, see how our graduates have settled into life at Thames Water.
What was the first thing you noticed about Thames Water?
The huge amount of support and investment that the business offered from day one.
The graduate programme is a great way to open doors for you to succeed in a
career path that you drive. You just need the determination and commitment to
What do you believe are the key skills you need to do be part of the programme? You will need to be driven and ambitious but also flexible enough to deal with many different situations and stakeholders, both internally and externally. The business is constantly changing and developing to ensure the best service possible and you need to be resilient and open to this.
Why did you choose to join Thames Water? I wasn’t sure where I wanted to work after leaving university and the Thames Water graduate scheme offered a general leadership opportunity which really appealed to me. When I looked into the company further I realised that there is a lot more to a water company than you might initially think!
How would you describe the training and mentoring you have received so far?
People here are so supportive, I find I am really given a lot of guidance to help me progress my career and feel I am able to approach senior members of Thames Water quite easily.
What happened on the graduate programme and why was the programme the right choice for you?
My commercial acumen grew and developed massively, through the delivery of key projects. Also taking part in key Commercial negotiation, managing projects, contract mobilisations, sourcing and procurement. This has made this programme the right choice for me.
Why did you choose to join Thames Water? I always wanted to help people and make a difference, as part of Thames Water I feel that I have the chance to make a difference to millions of customers lives, most of the time without them even realising. I feel that access to proper water and waste water supply is such an essential service that before I worked for Thames Water, I realise I kind of just assumed that it just happened.
What happened on the graduate programme and why was the programme the right choice for you? A lot has happened since I started, from helping employees around the business understand how the TTA works to help in large projects. The programme was right for me because it allows me to choose the direction of my career with the help and support of the talented people around me.
What is the most important piece of work have completed so far? My work in the technical team at Farmoor is the most valuable piece of work I have completed so far as I facilitated the completion of work to assets that really needed it. From a personal development perspective, this experience also really helped to improve my understanding of the water production process.
What happens on the graduate programme and why was the programme the right choice for you? The graduate programme offers a great opportunity to enter such diverse company. Although you work within one department within the graduate scheme the foundation programme provides you to experience all other departments within Thames Water which lets you truly understand the bigger picture.