Careers in the Water and Wastewater Industry

What could a career in the Water Industry look like?

On 8th November 2023 we hosted a Water Industry Careers Workshop in Partnership with The Institute of Water and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, featuring career spotlights and advice from the industry. Recordings of the talks are available to view here.

We also hosted a student awareness evening with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and an Environmental Careers Panel, featuring Tony Harrington, Director of Environment at DWCC.

Tony Harrington | Director of Environment | Welsh Water

How to find a vacancy

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

Joining a professional institute can be a great way of finding out more about the industry, developing your network and improving your career prospects within the industry. 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.

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



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