Schools engagement

Schools and careers engagement

Whether you are a school, college, local charity or an organisation supporting people to explore career opportunities, we want to work with you.

A wide variety of job roles and careers are available within a company like Wessex Water, from leakage inspectors to environmental scientists.

To help individuals of all ages and abilities find a suitable career pathway we are dedicated to providing impartial advice and showcasing what we can offer alongside the apprenticeship and graduate opportunities available.


As a key employer in the region we are keen to ensure our workforce reflects the communities we serve and we want to work with organisations to engage with those in education.

Our aim is to:

  • inspire and inform people about careers opportunities within the water industry
  • adapt careers information and guidance to your needs
  • encourage careers to be considered from Key Stage 3 and onwards
  • develop employability skills
  • increase confidence in preparation for recruitment processes.

To ensure we are providing the best careers guidance, we have embedded the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework of eight guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.

Depending on your curriculum agenda and requirements throughout the school year, you can choose one or more of the following:

We come to you:

  • Technical speakers
  • Technical project
  • Classroom activity
  • Careers fairs
  • Presentations
  • Assemblies

Employability skills:

  • CV workshops
  • Interview workshops
  • Speed interviews for Wessex Water apprenticeship assessment centres
  • Mentoring

Visit us:

  • Site visits
  • Work experience
  • Young People's Panel
  • Insight workshop
  • Team building activities
  • Presentations

Apprenticeship open day

If you want to discover more about the range of apprenticeships we offer and what working at Wessex Water is all about, why not join us at our open day?

Held annually during national engineering week in October, the day kickstarts our apprenticeship recruitment each year.

You can take part in one or more speed interviews to practise your skills as well as applying to our apprenticeship programme.

Students, parents, guardians and career advisers are all welcome to attend the open day.

Contact us

If you would like to request a careers engagement opportunity, please get in touch.

For news on our open days and apprenticeship recruitment, please sign up for updates.

Education service

Our team of education advisers work with hundreds of schools and thousands of students every year. You can book an education adviser to visit your school or you can arrange for your class to take a trip to one of our education centres.

Young people's panel

Our innovative panel gives students a say about the future of our business.

Early careers

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.