Welsh Water Graduate Scheme

Calling all graduates! Want to learn more about life at Welsh Water?

If you’re considering joining Welsh Water’s award winning graduate programme, we’ve got the event for you.

On Wednesday 13th December at 12:30pm, we’ll be hosting a 30 minutes online session via Microsoft Teams where you can learn more about our graduate programme, meet some of the team and ask any questions you may have.

Interested? Sign up via this form, and we’ll send you a meeting invite over the next few weeks

Our Schemes

We are looking for innovative, driven, ambitious and above all, talented individuals to join our graduate programme. Read more on our programmes below. 


Our exciting Graduate 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.

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 with a reliable support network available throughout

Opportunity to gain experience of different business areas

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

A dedicated mentor to support you though your programme

Opportunity to lead and participate in business projects

Our two-year graduate programmes typically commence in September

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What you will need to apply for our graduate programme:

  • Expected to achieve or already achieved your degree by the time the programme starts (please see individual adverts for more detail)
  • Demonstrable passion for the field you are applying for
  • 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 2024 graduate programmes will open for applications on Monday 25th September 2023 and will close on Sunday 14th January 2024. 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 2024 graduate vacancies.


If you have any further questions, please contact our Recruitment team: recruitment@dwrcymru.com

*Salary effective at the time of advertising, this may increase before your start date