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 Engineering Design Year in Industry Programme offers the perfect blend of personal and professional development, exposing you to the frontline and the core our business. The programme will enable you to spend time in areas of our engineering design teams and capital delivery covering the end-to-end process of project and programme life cycles, water/ waste network and water/waste treatment asset design and delivery.
The programme will give you an insight into our water and wastewater treatment, through a 12-month unique placement, across our engineering design teams. You’ll learn about different aspects of our business, whilst working on a range of projects which will help address real life challenges and drive tangible change. Throughout the year you’ll enhance your critical thinking, leadership, and strategic thinking, as well as having the opportunity to showcase your creativity and really add value in shaping our future direction.
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 your placement, through supplementary training or project work:
Our New Talent Team will guide you and support you every step of the way. Furthermore, your line manager and mentor will be there to help you in making sure you reach your full potential here at Severn Trent.
Entry Criteria: Engineering degree with preference to chemical, mechanical or civil Disciplines. Degree in hydrogeology or sustainability background will be considered.
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 during your placement.
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