Early careers

Start your career in an industry that is evolving, challenging and rewarding

Whether you are studying at school or graduating from university, Wessex Water is a great place to take your first step into the workplace.

You will find opportunities across our business including graduate positions in electrical engineering, apprenticeships in water recycling and work experience placements in customer services.

There's a wide range of opportunities within Wessex Water to inspire you - the options below will help you find the path that's right for you.

Talent Pipeline

We have a multitude of programmes on offer to suit you.

You may have just finished school, college, sixth form or university or you may be unemployed or looking for a career change. If you are at university you may be looking for an industry placement to supplement your industry experience.

Whatever your situation, we are sure to have something suitable for you.

Kickstart scheme


The Kickstart Scheme is a government initiative that supports businesses to create new job placements for 16 to 24 years olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

This map will help you identify where our vacancies are based.

You can use the filter below to select the type of post you're interested in; be it, Kickstart, Apprenticeships, Industrial Placements or Graduate positions.

Click on the icon to find out more about the position.

Early careers


Recognised as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK, we’re passionate about helping people unleash their potential and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that will propel them into a new career.

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Industrial placements

If you are studying at university and looking for a year in industry between your second and third year, an industrial placement is ideal. Find out more on the type of industrial placements on offer.

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Graduate roles at Wessex Water are sought after with only a few exciting opportunities available each year. We understand the importance of employing innovative graduate talent and giving you the chance to put into practice all the underpinning knowledge that you’ve learnt at university.

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Work experience

We offer a unique week-long work experience programme to give individuals an insight into the inner workings of your local water and sewerage company. From electrical engineering, construction design, water pollution or HR, one of our work experience pathways will likely suit you.

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Parents and guardians

We love it when young people contact us. We know as parents you want your children to have the best possible opportunities. As a registered government employer training provider, and Centre for CABWI qualifications, your child’s education and training is in great hands.

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Schools engagement

We are committed to delivering careers engagement opportunities to all of our customers; whether you are a school, college, local charity or another group that helps people into employment.

Chris Walker - Investment Engineer

Chris Walker 

Investment Engineer

'When I joined Wessex Water originally, I completed an Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation (EM&I) Apprenticeship over a three-year period with Wessex Water.  Upon completion, I then moved on to become an EM&I Technician.'

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