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Year in Industry – Process Engineer


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Let's Cut Straight To it

Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

Where could I end up?

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Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.  

Let's Tell You More

We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to spend a year in industry with us as part of your undergraduate degree. 
As well as working on your own personal development, you’ll make a real lasting difference to our customers and communities, not just for now, but far into the future.

Whilst you are with us you’ll get to;

  • Learn about water and wastewater treatment process technologies
  • Learn how to evaluate and identify the best process solution that meets our design requirements and is the optimum whole life solution 
  • Learn how to balance process reliability, risk, operability, carbon impact and cost in our decision making 
  • Work with our site teams to ensure that commissioning activities are completed successfully 
  • Explore innovative technologies and solutions  

You’ll be supported every step of the way, by your line manager and mentor.

  • Location: Coventry / Derby
  • Programme Duration: Up to 12 months
  • Salary: £18,510
  • Entry Criteria: This programme would be ideal for individuals studying an engineering or science-based degree. Due to the nature of the role, individuals must hold a valid UK driving license and a vehicle to use for work travel to different sites/ offices  

What We're Looking For

Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.  

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.  

We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.  

And when it comes to inclusion, 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 do just that.  
We do more, because we care.  

How We'll Reward And Care For You In Return  

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.  

Here’s some of our favourites:  

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.   

  • 25 days' holiday + bank holidays 
  • Annual bonus scheme maximum £1,500 (pro rata based on your start date, and based on company performance) 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Family friendly policies  
  • Two community volunteering days during your placement year  

As if that isn’t enough, you’ll receive an annual salary increase during your placement.

Let's Go

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Please note: We’ll be looking to host final assessments during March 2022. 

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 28th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £18,510 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Coventry and Derby
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Process
  • Water/Hydrology

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