Graduate programmes

Whatever area of our business your interests lie in, our graduate programme will give you first-class training and support, together with an in-depth understanding of your chosen business area – so that you can develop the skills you need to progress your career as you make a real contribution to some of our live projects.

United Utilities Graduate Scheme

Hear from our graduates about life on the graduate programme, and what it's like to work at United Utilities.

Future leaders





It’s our job to bring three million households and 200,000 businesses clean, clear water and to take their wastewater away so our customers can simply get on with their day.


Our operations department is at the heart of the company and is responsible for planning, operating and maintaining our water and wastewater assets, in order to provide an essential service for seven million customers in the North West of England.  


We look for graduates that have the capability to engage with people at all levels of the business and develop into outstanding leaders of the future, helping to deliver our ambitious plans, drive performance and improve customer service in a safe working environment. Sound like your cup of tea?


Engineering





Whatever aspect of engineering you're interested in, we've got something for you. As an engineering graduate, you'll benefit from the shared knowledge and expertise of working with colleagues across all of the Engineering disciplines whilst also developing your own specialist skills. 


Finance

As a finance graduate, you’ll have the chance to work alongside an established award-winning finance team of over 120 employees who have a great track record in delivering strong financial results.


The graduate scheme is 3 years in length, throughout which you are fully supported, both professionally and financially, in obtaining your CIMA qualification, whilst gaining hands-on financial experience. You’ll receive a tailored development programme that is specifically aligned to the CIMA professional experience requirements, with three 12 month placements in a range of critical teams from Treasury to Taxation and Financial Control, all based at our head offices, Lingley Mere, in Warrington.


It’s fair to say no two days will be the same, as you learn how we manage financial risk, implement robust financial controls, maintain good relationships with our investors and manage taxation.


From specialist training to mentoring and coaching, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Managers, mentors and graduate buddies will be on hand to support you through your CIMA studies, help you set personal targets and make sure you’re on the road to success.

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