Careers in the Water and Wastewater Industry

What could a career in the Water Industry look like?

Aiden Kiely | Technical Delivery Analyst | Welsh Water
Tony Harrington | Director of Environment | Welsh Water
Catherine Arnold | Partnership Manager | Environment Platform Wales (Formerly Public Health Scientist at Southern Water)
Ruchi Shukla | HR Coordinator | Welsh Water
Justin Doran | Data Operations Manager | Welsh Water
Stacie Stephens | Talent Development | Welsh Water
Kit Wilson | Director of Operational Services | Welsh Water
Steve Youell | Head of Wholesale Service, Emergency Planning and Security | Welsh Water

Where to find a vacancy

There are two main providers of water and wastewater services in Wales:

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You can also find UK-wide opportunities on Water Jobs or individual company websites.

Josh’s Water Jobs provides international job listings within the water sector.

You could consider entering the industry as a graduate, allowing you to work on placements across multiple departments before specialising.

Graduates – Welsh Water

Graduates Severn Trent (Hafren Dyfrdwy)

Graduates – Ofwat

Don’t forget about the regulators!

Natural Resources Wales / Environment Agency




Joining a professional institute such as the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or Institute of Water can be a great way to develop your network within the Water Sector. Chartered institutes often offer free or reduced student membership, giving you access to a range of courses, events and networking opportunities. See our Chartered Institute Membership page to find out more.

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