Our Schemes

We are looking for innovative, driven, ambitious and above all, talented individuals who aspire to be our leaders of the future.


Our fast-paced Graduate Development Programme will ensure that no two days are the same and will provide a safe yet challenging learning environment to develop your knowledge, skills and experience, honing and developing your natural leadership and management ability.

Attracting individuals who want to be our leaders of the future is key to ensuring that we don’t just provide great service today, but that we continue to do this for generations to come.

We also have a number of opportunities for specific degrees, that we call our Technical Graduate Programmes. These can include (but are not limited to) programmes in Data Science, IT and Engineering, that aim to develop your technical skills, rather than managerial.



What to expect as a Welsh Water Graduate?

A consistent and professional graduate programme

A reliable support network available throughout the two-year programme

Opportunity to gain experience of four different business areas – completing four six-month placements

Workshops and sessions specifically available for graduates – targeted to develop your leadership and confidence skills

A mentor, who has committed to assist in developing you into a future leader, alongside offering support and advice

Companywide (internal and external) sessions and training, which can range from knowledge sessions to career development sessions

Opportunity to lead and participate in specific graduate projects

Able to achieve accreditation at the end of your programme



What you will need to apply for our graduate programme:

  • Expected to achieve or already achieved a minimum 2:2 degree in a STEM related subject (please see individual adverts for more detail)
  • Visible passion for the water industry
  • Proven extra-curricular successes
  • Eligible to work and live in the UK
  • A full driving licence and independent access to a vehicle - if required
  • Willingness to relocate to anywhere in Wales and be flexible in your approach to travel


Each of our graduate programmes has its own degree subject requirements. 

Please refer to our live job advertisements page and type the word 'graduate' into the keyword search bar.  From here, you will be able to select your preferred vacancy and read the most relevant eligibility information.


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Here are some of the key features of our programme that you can look forward to:


  • Six monthly placements
  • Structured training programme to include project and management development
  • Mentoring support 
  • Networking and development opportunities


From day one you will be contributing to initiatives that will enhance your management capability. We will give you the opportunity to progress and succeed, and we want you to make the most of it. That means taking personal responsibility for making a real and visible contribution to the business as well as to your own career.


The starting salary for all our graduate opportunities is £28,105*

Our 2023 graduate programmes will open for applications on Monday 03 October 2022 and will close on Sunday 13 November 2022. Please visit our vacancy page and type the word 'graduate' into the keyword search bar. From here, you will be able to view and apply to our 2023 graduate vacancies.


If you have any further questions, please contact our Recruitment team:

*Correct as of April 2023