Taking care of ‘one of life’s essentials’ – it’s our purpose and we want you to be part of it. Supplying wholesome drinking water, treating wastewater and recycling this back to the environment responsibly is no mean feat. We serve around 8 million people across the Midlands and Wales and unlike other businesses, our delivery is non-negotiable. It’s a matter of life.
Many of our employees are also our customers, so we truly take pride in what we do! Employing people from across our communities and beyond, Severn Trent is an exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be curious, can be ‘Wonderfully You’ and where you can truly make an impact to our environment, now and for future generations.
Our Treatment Process Engineering Graduate Programme offers the perfect blend of personal and professional development, exposing you to the frontline and the core of our business.
The programme will enable you to spend time in different areas of our treatment process engineering teams, where you will learn how to evaluate & identify best solutions that meet requirements, balance process reliability, risk operability, carbon impact and cost in decision making.
You’ll get an insight into our water and wastewater treatment through 3 x 9-month unique placements across our treatment process engineering teams. You’ll learn about different aspect of our business whilst working on a range of projects which will help address real life challenges and drive tangible change.
The aim of the programme is to create a pathway and give you the necessary tools to become a future leader within our treatment process engineering teams. Furthermore, the programme is designed to enhance your critical thinking, leadership, and strategic thinking, as well as giving you the opportunity to showcase your creativity and really add value in shaping our future direction.
You will expand your knowledge of project and people management, including learning how to effectively manage and influence stakeholders. You’ll also gain a strong business and commercial acumen, developing your ability to plan strategically with time, cost, and quality in mind, and how to deliver this message successfully to a range of stakeholders.
You’ll gain a deeper understanding of why and how we make sure we deliver with our customers at the heart of what we do, and how we communicate this message across our communities.
You will learn the following either directly from placements, through supplementary training or project work:
This can vary depending on your personal career ambitions and the business needs at the time. However, roles such as Treatment Process Engineer, Process Scientist, Tactical Asset Manager and Strategic Asset Manager are examples of some of the roles our past graduates have landed after the scheme.
Our New Talent Team will guide you and support you every step of the way. Furthermore, your line manager, mentor and buddy will be there to help you in making sure you reach your full potential here at Severn Trent.
Typical contracts are 37 hours per week, however there may be flexibility around the structure of our working hours, team and line manager dependent.
Entry Criteria: STEM degree preferred, ideally in a chemistry, biology or science-based subject.
A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is required in this role.
We want our employees to care and to have a genuine passion for what we do as a business. We need people who want to make a difference in providing a vital service to our customers, now and for the long-term.
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At Severn Trent we are passionate about our people. We want to make sure that we continue to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and cohesive culture that represents the communities and customers we serve. We’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity, who help us with our commitments.
It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.
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As if that isn’t enough, you’ll receive an annual salary increase whilst you’re on programme and you’ll also get an increase when you move into your first job.
Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.
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