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Business Analyst Internship 2021

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We're United Utilities, the North West's water company.

From Crewe to Carlisle, we keep the taps flowing and the toilets flushing for 3 million homes and 200,000 businesses across the region. 

Being good enough isn't our way of doing things. We want to provide the best water and wastewater services in the UK, and be absolutely genuine in the help and support we offer our customers.  

Our purpose is to provide great service to customers and communities in the North West, creating long-term value for all our stakeholders.

United Utilities Outward Bound

Our new intake of graduates spent the week at Outward Bound team building and learning more about United Utilities.

We have been awarded with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2020.  We were ranked #19 company in the UK, based solely on the input of employees, who provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.

Our internship programmes will give you the opportunity to learn first-hand how we make this happen. Our undergraduate and graduate programmes are key to helping us support customers. We have 8-week, 3 month and 12-month internship programmes across our business.

Are you a self-driven and highly motivated individual with a strong results focused attitude?

Do you have proven Project Management and excellent communication skills?

This internship role involves the creation of strategies to support business Key Performance Indicators and leading benchmark programmes.

What you will do

  • You will provide support to stimulate efficiency and innovation within our Developer Services and Metering business area. This will be delivered through scoping and developing new products, policies and processes. 
  • You will scope, develop, and implement research and development projects associated with Developer Services and Metering activities, liaising with internal and external stakeholders as required to support continual improvement and increase performance, thereby positively influencing the Customer Measure of Experience (CMEX) and Developer Measure of Experience (DMEX) scores.
    You will also develop, maintain, improve, and update all technical literature and documentation in regard to all Developer Services and Metering activity, and continually review.
  • Supporting in the design and delivery of associated educational material for use by Developer Services and Metering, and other associated business areas, resulting from policy, regulatory or process change.
  • You will support Developer Services and Metering teams in order to develop strong technical capability and competence to deliver improved performance.
  • Developing robust networks across the UUW Wholesale business and other business functions, creating working groups and forums as required, to support developments in Developer Services and Metering, and identify opportunities across the wider business.
    You will demonstrate encouragement of a ‘solutioning' ethos in Developer Services and Metering, and ensure a culture of innovation and creativity is encouraged.
  • We are looking for a candidate that will be proactively involved with work generation, practical technical input, and supervision of Field teams across Developer Services and Metering, and provide technical assistance where required, ensure any customer issues are resolved.
  • You will liaise with external suppliers of equipment associated with Developer Services and Metering activities, to encourage new product development, product improvement and innovation.

What we are looking for

  • You will be educated to degree level in a relevant STEM discipline and/or demonstrable proven relevant experience
  • You will possess proven project management and organisational skills coupled with excellent networking, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent report writing, business case production and presentation skills with the ability to demonstrate innovation and creative thinking
  • Proven experience in creation of strategies to support business Key Performance Indicators
  • Experience of leading benchmarking programmes
  • Demonstrable experience of provision of excellent customer service
  • Do you demonstrate the ability to think logically and strategically? 


If you want to join an FTSE 100 company, that wants to disrupt the water industry and you want to make a positive change in the world we would like to hear from you.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.
When you join our intern scheme, you'll receive a good salary, and you'll also be eligible for a bonus of up to 7.5%.

You get 26 days of holiday to take during your placement, and at our fantastic Lingley Mere site we have an onsite gym, coffee shops and other great facilities. And while access to an award-winning pension scheme might not be top of your priorities right now, responsible employers like us make sure you get one anyway – you'll pay 5% into your pot and you'll get an extra 10% from the company. And that's not the only way to save, as you'll be able to buy company shares as part of the employee share buy scheme.

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Opportunity Overview

  • April 25th, 2021
  • £20,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Lingley Mere, Warrington (remote working until further notice due to COVID-19)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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