"The training is first class and personal development is really encouraged in Thames Water."
I have always wanted to work for the water industry as it is an essential part of everyone’s life. Thames Water is the largest water company in the UK and covers London, making it a challenging yet very interesting region to supply.
The graduate programme offers a great opportunity to enter such a diverse company. Although you work within one department within the graduate scheme the foundation programme provides you experience to all other departments within Thames Water which lets you truly understand the bigger picture.
The training is first class and personal development is really encouraged in Thames Water.
From day one I was trained into my first management role for which I was responsible for 5 people; it was a great experience and I learned so much about Thames Water, people management and my own ability. After 4 months I stepped up into a planning manager role which although challenging due to its technicality; has been fantastic and I am really enjoying it. A new project will be commencing involving planning & scheduling which I will be involved in, so very exciting times ahead.
The support network offered by my line manager and peers; Thames Water is such a friendly company to work for.
Communication skills, IT literacy, particularly in Excel, organisation, people skills, drive, enthusiasm, ability to learn quickly, presentation skills.
Ensure you take advantage of all the opportunities the graduate scheme offers.